Trump's funniest and most alarming geography mistakes listed by George Conway

White House senior adviser's husband eviscerates president over apparent aloofness surrounding world geography

Chris Riotta
New York
Tuesday 28 January 2020 19:17 GMT
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George Conway, prominent Washington attorney and husband to Donald Trump’s White House Senior Adviser Kellyanne Conway, has once again mocked the president in a series of viral tweets highlighting his apparent lack of geographical knowledge.

From seemingly thinking “Belgium is a city” to believing “there are countries on this planet called ‘Nipple’ and ‘Button’”, the notable conservative lawyer attacked Mr Trump over reports claiming the president is all but aloof when it comes to geopolitical issues.

Mr Conway’s Twitter thread came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly berated an NPR reporter who was asking him about the president’s Ukraine scandal which sparked an impeachment inquiry in Congress.

Mr Trump has been accused of withholding crucial military aid to Ukraine as it fought a war with Russia while demanding the country’s president announce political investigations into his own 2020 political rival, Joe Biden.

The secretary of state, who previously served as the CIA director before Mr Trump appointed him to the head of the State Department, reportedly shouted profanities at NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly while asking her: “Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?”

“He used the f-word in that sentence,” the journalist said, “and many others.”

On Monday, Mr Conway detailed infamous reports of the president’s geographical shortcomings, including a Politico story titled “Trump’s diplomatic learning curve: Times zones, ‘Nambia’ and ‘Nipple.’”

Mr Trump “didn’t understand that when it’s the afternoon in Washington, it’s the middle of the night in Tokyo”, he wrote.

“In a meeting with leaders from the *Baltic* states, @realDonaldTrump thought he was talking to people form the *Balkans*,” Mr Conway continued. “No, seriously. This created quite a stir in diplomatic circles.”

He added: “I have to say that really is my personal favorite. @realDonaldTrump is there trashing the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia for the breakup Yugoslavia, and they’re like, WTF. And then it [dawns] on them—Balkans, Baltics ... buffoon.”

The attorney also noted how Mr Trump said at a rally that he was building a “beautiful border wall” between “Colorado and Mexico”, despite the state not sharing a border with the nation’s southern ally.

The Twitter thread also included apparent gaffes, like when Mr Trump mistakenly suggested the US bombed Iraq in an airstrike. The US had instead struck Iran.

He pointed out how Mr Trump told the Indian prime minister that he did not share a border with China, when in fact the country has a 2,520 mile border with the country.

Mr Trump “remained blissfully ignorant” last year when he was seemingly confused about “the distinction between England and the UK”, Mr Conway continued.

“He seems to think that England changed its name,” one of the tweets read. “Maybe a branding thing. Who knows.”

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