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Donald Trump praises ‘Nambia,’ an African country that doesn’t exist

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ABOVE: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the leaders of several African nations to a luncheon Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting - before making repeated references to "Nambia," an African nation which does not exist – Sep 21, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump mistakenly referred to the African nation of Namibia as “Nambia” while meeting with African leaders at the United Nation Wednesday.

Trump spoke at a luncheon in New York with leaders from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Namibia.

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During his speech, Trump praised the southern African nation of Namibia’s health-care system when he made the faux-pas.

“In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak,” he said. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient.”

An official White House transcript of the remarks clarified the president was referring to Namibia, which is located on the southwestern edge of Africa and has a population of nearly 2.5 million people.

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Trump also told the African leaders that the continent has “tremendous business potential.”

“I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money.”

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