Donald Trump praises a completely fictitious African country, Nambia, at the UN

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There’s a great episode of The West Wing where the president, first lady and senior staff travel to Southern California to campaign for a congressional special election in a whirlwind 48-hour trip. The trip quickly becomes an utter disaster, with staffers ending up arrested in bar fights, children crying by the side of highway because the presidential motorcade messed up the route to Disneyland, and more. President Bartlett says at one point, “Everytime we come to Southern California we are absolutely the Clampetts.” It feels like that every day in Trump’s America. I’m almost relieved that Trump visits his own properties so often, because it feels like we’re “containing” his idiocy to a certain degree. I actually feel sick to my stomach when he travels.

So, yeah, Trump’s trip to New York this week has been an utter disaster. He went to his hometown for the opening sessions of the United Nations. Thus far, we’ve been gifted a audaciously unhinged speech in front of the General Assembly, as well as Melania Trump’s Oompa Loompa fashion disaster at a UN luncheon, where she gave a speech about bullying (of all things). But Bigly Clampett wasn’t done. No. He met with African leaders on Wednesday and the whole thing was a series of gaffes and disasters. First he praised the leaders, saying: “I’ve so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money.” WHAT THE F–K? But it didn’t end there. He also said this:

NAMBIA. Not Namibia. Not Gambia. Not Obamaland. NAMBIA.

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  1. Alissa says:

    I’m assuming he meant Namibia, although he could have meant Gambia or Zambia… but the more obvious answer seems to be that he genuinely thinks it’s called nambia.

  2. Crowdhood says:

    It feels like the only time I would ever be happy to see Ashton Kutcher is if he jumped out right now to tell us we have all been Punk’d

  3. Nicole says:

    0 days since being an international embarrassment.
    Also hey trump Africa doesn’t WANT your rich f*cking friends going to their countries. That’s how everything bad that’s happened to Africa began. Colonialism and pillaging every resource Africa had is what rich white people did.
    I swear (insert 4 letter words here)

  4. Indiana Joanna says:

    To me the more obvious answer for his sloppy, uninformed, white overlord presentation to African leaders is he just doesn’t give a ****. Oh, and he’s a horrible, overt racist.

  5. hey-ya says:

    …ageist snob..hes 70 yo for chrissakes…I work for a multi million dollar organisation whose media people regularly use the word ‘focussed’ in publications…

  6. Maya says:

    It’s was meant to be Narnia…

  7. Lolo86lf says:

    I am deeply embarrassed by Emperor Bigly’s disastrous speeches. What an unpolished jerk we ended up with. He’s crude, rude, cruel, pretentious, self-righteous, ignorant, arrogant etc etc etc. aghhhhh.

    • Cat1 says:

      What is amazing is that this way of ‘being’ really has been a successful formula for him and pretty much no one had (apparently) called him on it in NY and beyond… because he’s rich. His many bankruptcies ‘business as usual’ (for him). Also Jeff Zucker for giving him the tv platform…

      • magnoliarose says:

        New Yorkers did tell people. I was here last year telling people. I told all about how awful he was and how he lied all the time.
        Fortunately I left the country for a while, but I came back to this sh.t show shocked that anyone thought a con artist from Queens would make an excellent president. He isn’t even a real businessman, and all of his associates are unsavory criminals. The man gets heckled regularly and treated like a vulgar loudmouth so it was assumed the public would at least listen or use Google to do a simple search about him.

    • jwoolman says:

      Well, where can you go when you’ve just threatened to annihilate a much smaller country, in front of a multitude of witnesses. Hard to top that, although President Tweeter certainly tried with the African countries.

      I would love to hear from people elsewhere about what their local media and neighbors are saying about Donald’s UN performance.

  8. Chrissy says:

    Wow, what an embarrassment he is. I hope the other world leaders mock him behind his back. SMH. This is your President, America! The respect the USA is used to has been completely obliterated by this dangerous buffoon and a few million of his cult followers. Civility, intelligence, respect for the judiciary and the truth seem to be in the past and the whole world is watching in horror. I hope America can bounce back.

  9. happyoften says:

    Namibia, Gambia, Zambia… how is he supposed to be able to tell the difference when all the countries look the same?

    It. Just. Won’t. Stop.

  10. Skylark says:

    Nambia is where covfefe is grown.

    Those tweets are priceless. What a galloping moron he is.

  11. Nancy says:

    Administration of alternative facts.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    OMG you guise…this is first time presidenting. He’s never presidented before and it’s haaaard. You can’t expect him to remember EVERYTHING. Quit being so mean!!!

    No, but seriously – I somehow missed this whole thing yesterday and when I saw the bit about how his friends go there and spend lots of money, I assumed it was a joke that Buzzfeed came up with (I don’t know why) and now I see I was horribly, horribly wrong.

  13. Beth says:

    Jesus Christ! It still blows my mind that anyone did and still does believe and support the nonsense things that come out of this simpletons mouth. How much more embarrassment will it take for them to see enough is enough and admit they made a mistake? This is humiliating that the world watches the POTUS fuck up like this over and over again

    • fubar says:

      You want to know why he wont lose supporters over things like this? it is because these people would not be able to read and pronounce the name of most countries in Africa. The same people could not pick out Africa on a map. Their idea of Africa is little babies with swollen bellies and flies around their head. So they think it is a great thing when Trump’s friends go there and spend money (by robbing the place) They are just as stupid as he is, so they don’t get why other people are angry.

      • Honey says:

        On Jimmy Kimmel, some people walking on the street couldn’t even find North Korea or Japan on the map. Trump probably couldn’t find those countries or even something as simple as Australia

      • Giddy says:

        We all know that it’s silly to learn all those country names. Africa is just one big country. You people are just trying to make Bigly look stupid. SUCCESS!!!

      • Oh-Dear says:

        It is not just the illiterate backwards supremacists who are his voters though, and I think it is really important for Americans to begin understanding who voted against the Democratic Party. There are educated, hard-working, sane people who chose him too. And they don’t care that he doesn’t know the countries of the world, or that his daughter is representing their ‘best interests’ without know F*ck all.
        Educated, sane, kind, frustrated people felt the system wasn’t working for them, and they have been afraid of losing out on the middle-class American Dream so they voted for Trump. They want to ensure their taxes are cut not raised, and that the ‘other’ (whether it be ‘the gays’, ‘the immigrants’, the ‘less fortunate’ etc) don’t encroach on their rights. They want ‘those people’ to pay for their own medical issues, food, housing, opportunity, and not book up the best churches for their weddings so they can’t be used by the Christians who are more deserving. There is a huge segment of America voters who made a decision based on protectionism and felt Trump would make that happen, and Bernie, Hillary, or Warren would give it all away. They know there is no Nambia but they really don’t care because Trump is going to ensure they keep their middle-class or upper-class status for them, so they will excuse his stupidity, ignorance and crassness.

      • Erica_V says:

        @ Oh -Dear my boss is one of those people you’re describing. Older, upper middle class, suburban, white, straight, male republican.

        I said this the other day and I think it’s so true:

        Dems care about others.
        Repubs only care about themselves.

  14. littlemissnaughty says:

    I mean this is all Africa’s fault, let’s not pretend otherwise. If they just decided to become one country, poor moron wouldn’t have to remember so many countries!

    Also, thanks, Kaiser. I’ve been avoiding my favorite show of all times, TWW, since November 2016. I can’t bear it. But now I may have to dust off the DVDs, revisit, and cry for a bit.

  15. Sixer says:

    Bloody hell, this guy does Gabonandon. Getting it all wrong like a right Camerloon. Don’t blame it on the sunshine, don’t blame it on the moonlight, don’t blame on the good times – blame it on the Congo.

    • lightpurple says:

      I blame it on the covfefe.

      His precious Princess Nagini posted a video yesterday that she describes as her tribute to Theresa May fighting slavery but it is about 1 image of May in about 3 minutes of Princess Nagini shaking hands and walking down hallways into meetings. It looks like a Princess Nagini campaign ad for PM.

      • Sixer says:

        May talks a good talk on modern slavery but, as you can probably imagine, fails to walk it at all. So you know, I’m sure they were in perfect accord.

        (Was Congo a reach too far? I was punning on conga but then thought perhaps only Britishers at wedding receptions do the conga.)

      • Esmom says:

        Sixer, I laughed at Congo, it was great. I’ve been to a number of American weddings where people did the conga. Bar mitzvahs, too. And when my four year old class gets overly antsy we sometimes do it around the classroom before settling down snack time.

      • Sixer says:


        *goes off trying to work out how to get Love Train in there somehow*

      • lightpurple says:

        I smiled at the congo. Now I’m playing Love Train and dancing around.

      • AnnaKist says:

        The conga is still big at many weddings, 18ths, 21sts etc., down here in Australia, don’t you worry.

        Our Foreign Minister is copping some well-deserved grief for fraternising with the “charming and very intelligent” Ivaaahnka. Not only was she was blasted for fawning over plastic barbie, but more so for discussing something as serious as human trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery with the vapid first daughter who has no influence over her bloated, blowhard cretin of a father. Since, by her own admission, she has bugger-all influence over him, even as his “special advisor”, why is she given entry to UN conferences and access to foreign leaders and/or their representatives? What does she actually DO, besides exploit and profit from her faux position as Special Advisor to the President? Is she responsible for making sure he gets two scoops and the biggest slice of chocolate cake, the bit with the pretty decoration?

  16. ArchieGoodwin says:

    You know it’s time to impeach when… the leader of Iran sounds less unhinged than that of the US.

    Even May had some words to say, though I wish she’d actually use his name. What has she got to lose, now?

    And what of Pence? Wants to kick out some countries from the UN because of human rights abuses? I mean, hello? pot? mother is calling.

  17. wood dragon says:

    And I am sure that those leaders in that African conference were wishing beyond all wishes that Obama was there instead. Hell, we all wish it was him instead.

  18. Eric says:

    Almost daily a person somewhere in the world utters:
    What the actual f$$k?

    Cmon Mr Mueller!!

  19. LizLemonGotMarried says:

    Am I the only person that immediately went to NAMBLA in my head? It’s disturbing but he’s such a horrible person I wouldn’t put anything by him

  20. shouldawoulda says:

    Namibia is a real country in the continent of Africa. Look at a map, before posting.

  21. IlsaLund says:

    WTF??? The idiot was struggling trying to read a prepared speech. Didn’t he practice the speech beforehand? Unbelievable. To stand there before those African leaders and blatently talk about his rich friends exploiting their countries. Someone should have smacked the orange off his face. And to misname a country like that. Who even knows what country he was referring to. That idiot (along with most of his supporters) probably think Africa is a country and not a continent. Who even cares anyway….it’s just full of brown people.

    I hate that man and all he stands for.

  22. GreenGhost says:

    Ugh. When we were little my brother and I would call each other names…Fool of Istanbul, Geek of Greece, Ass of Tallahassee…
    Trump really was the Dork of New York.

  23. CharlieBouquet says:

    No, you are not alone. We obviously watch our weight in SP. The U.N. speech was straight out of Team America World Police. And every day I run through my mind streets screaming they didn’t listen like Randy Marsh. Sigh. I could really use a Steamy Day Vaughn

  24. graymatters says:

    I don’t understand why his supporters don’t pay attention to what he says and does. Over the past year, he’s made clear his approval for pillaging. He and his corporate sponsors are working hard to wring every penny of premiums and retirement investments from the current populace while ravaging the environment and education system to the detriment of future generations.

    Now he openly applauds resource-stripping in Africa.

    Can they delude themselves into thinking that he (or his cronies) won’t come for their stuff, too?

    • Radley says:

      Do they even contemplate when that trickle down promised 35 years ago is gonna finally trickle on down to them? Is identity politics more important than personal security and prosperity? It’s amazing how some people have been trained to vote against their own interests because *gasp* the “others” share those interests as well.

      No wonder Republicans love to de-fund education. It’s how they maintain their base.

    • jetlagged says:

      Trump and his cronies have found another way to fleece his supporters. The RNC and the Trump re-election campaign have started paying his personal legal bills and that of Trump Jr. Yes, it’s legal for them to do so, but why would a family worth billions need outside donors to pay their bills? I guess now we know why the re-election effort started up so very early into his first term.

      • Erica_V says:

        Just a can man continuing his ultimate con. Is it possible this might actually finally be something that bother his supporters?

        I’m also shocked there is no law that says campaign donations can’t be used for non campaign expenses.

      • Jerusha says:

        ” but why would a family worth billions need outside donors to pay their bills? ”
        Grifters gotta grift. It’s in their DNA.

      • jetlagged says:

        @Erica_V, that shocked me too. What shocked me more was the clause in the Independent Counsel statute that says those under investigation can have the government reimburse them for legal fees incurred if they aren’t ultimately indicted. Reagan and Bush Sr. got $ after Iran-Contra. The Clintons tried, but only got $85,000 out of the $3.5 million they spent fighting off Ken Starr. That is partly the reason they hit the speaking circuit as aggressively as they did, they had huge legal bills with no pre-existing fortune or re-election campaign to fall back on.

        @Jerusha, grifters gotta grift, and I don’t believe for a second Trump is as rich as he claims. My guess is he’s virtually broke, or so highly leveraged the check to the lawyers would probably bounce.

  25. Moon Beam says:

    So remember the one time president Obama said 57 states on the campaign trail, and his detractors (many of who are now huge Trump supporters) could not let that go?? He was trying to say 47 continental US states and slipped up and combined the two, it made some sense. Plus he was tired and running on little sleep. Watch that get brought up again when his supporters try to defend this. Just wait. You know, even though this was a prepared speech to the UN and he called Namibia Nambia, which spoken sound totally different.

  26. Radley says:

    As if we needed any further proof that Bigly Smalls is pure, uncut, unsophisticated, un-worldly, American trash.

    I guess we should be grateful he didn’t mention all that valuable vibranium in Wakanda and ask where’s Black Panther.

  27. Incredulous says:

    I felt sad when the Avengers couldn’t save everyone in Nambia at the start of Captain America: Civil War.

  28. Monica says:

    This is what happens when its elitist to be educated. I can’t believe that’s literally something that was held against Hillary or Obama. Another example of white male supremacy. Women and POC would never get away with this shit.

  29. CharlieBouquet says:

    For the love of hypnosis, no Biggie references lol. Great funny by the way;)

  30. Lua says:

    I really hope he was thinking Narnia.

  31. Jerusha says:

    This is a bit OT, but it is just another example of the Swamp Monsters in the trump Administration’s total FU🖕🏻to the American taxpayer. HHS price takes charter jets at a cost of $25,000 for short trips, when commercial flights(like Obama’s people took)would cost a couple hundred. If your blood pressure needs raising, read this story.

  32. island_girl says:

    I was waiting for him to shout out the country of Wakanda.

  33. loveotterly says:

    My Mom is his age and stumbles over her words too. I think he is just getting old and kind of losing it. There are reasons I don’t like him but I don’t want to go down that road in this comment. Just here to say I think this a typical old man who isn’t as sharp as he used to be.

  34. Turtle says:

    THIS TWEET: “I bless the rains down in Nambia.”

    DYING. Really needed that laugh.

  35. why? says:

    There is something strange going on. Since there is no chance of King of Lies and Fake News ever becoming presidential on his own, the WH has decided to make the King of Lies and Fake News presidential by loading the news feeds with these headlines, “Trump is presidential for working with the Democrats; Trump is presidential for his hurricane response; Trump is presidential for hanging out water, food, and supplies to hurricane victims; Trump is presidential for hanging out with hurricane victims and their kids and taking selfies with them”. It’s working. Stephen Colbert called the King of Lies and Fake News presidential for his hurricane response. What hurricane response? All he did was tweet and set up photo-ops to promote the hats he is selling on his website.

    It’s not enough to say that the King of Lies and Fake News is presidential for working with the Democrats and his hurricane response(photo-ops to promote the hats he is selling on his website), there has to be quantitative “evidence” to back it up. Cue the Russian bots. According to the latest poll, the approval rating of the King of Lies and Fake News has risen. It’s now 43% and 73% of his base like that he is working with the Democrats. Why does the press always fall for the con? Our 2016 election was hacked, so why are they trusting these polls that make The King of Lies and Fake News look presidential?