Where is Nambia? Donald Trump praises healthcare of country which doesn't exist

President Donald Trump told African leaders attending a Wednesday luncheon associated with the United Nations General Assembly that their nations have'tremendous business potential' although'too many people are suffering from conflict on the continent

"I'm greatly honoured to be joined by leaders of Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and South Africa".

"I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich, I congratulate you".

According to Raw Story, there is a strong possibility that Trump meant to refer to Namibia or Zambia and just misspoke.

Donald Trump's invention of Nambia as non-existent African country in a speech at the United Nations was not a wise diplomatic step.

That said, some were quick to point out that the meat of Trump's speech was accurate, in the sense that Africa does have huge business potential. "Africa has tremendous business potential", he added.

Even the the youth wing of the ruling party Swapo got in on the fun, using the United States leader's mistake as a way to promote tourism to the former German colony.

Others took the side of Trump, saying that aside from mispronouncing the name of the African state, he made an accurate statement concerning economic opportunities in the continent.

"I actually saw great potential right across the street, to be honest with you", Trump said, referring to Trump World Tower building, a building right across the street from the United Nations complex.

The American president's remarks were in many ways reminiscent of the 19 century colonialism that saw Western countries plunder African countries' resources for their own betterment.

While Nambia isn't an African nation, it did become a trending topic on Twitter. "Despite that, they will soon have a better health care system than we do", a reference to the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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