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Trump said that he 'met with the President of the Virgin Islands' despite the fact that's actually him

It’s like if Michael D. Higgins met with the President of Ireland.

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A DAY AGO, Trump’s Secretary of Energy Rick Perry made a pretty big mistake when he referred to Puerto Rico as a country, when it is in fact a U.S. territory.

After saying that Puerto Rico was “a country that already had its challenges before this storm”, Perry was interrupted by Rep Kathy Castor who told him “It’s America. They’re American citizens, so it’s not a country.”

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Today, Trump was kind enough to make an even worse mistake to take the attention off of Rick’s slip up at yesterday’s Energy and Commerce hearing.

While talking about how he assisted during the aftermath of recent hurricanes, Trump said:

I left Texas and I left Florida, and I left Louisiana and I went to Puerto Rico and I met with the President of the Virgin Islands. These are people that are incredible people. They’ve suffered gravely and we’ll be there. We’re gonna be there.

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The problem here is that Donald Trump actually is the President of the Virgin Islands, which are also known as the United States Virgin Islands.

It’s not really any wonder that 52% of people feel that Trump ‘doesn’t care about the problems facing Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria’. Trump and his Cabinet don’t appear to actually understand the concept of U.S. territories.

It is likely that Trump was referring to the Governor of the Virgin Islands – Kenneth Mapp, with whom Trump met 10 days ago.

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