'Complete Moron': Internet Ridicules Trump for Saying He Spoke to 'the President of Virgin Islands' - AKA Himself
Donald Trump on Friday spoke at the social conservative Values Voters summit, extolling the virtues of his presidency, as well as his administration’s response to a number of catastrophic natural disasters that have ravaged the nation.
“I will tell you, 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,” Trump exclaimed during his speech.
Seemingly unbeknownst to him, the president of the Virgin Islands—a U.S. territory—is, in fact, Donald Trump.
The White House quickly tried to clean up the president’s remark, releasing a transcript of his speech with “president” scratched out and “governor” written beside it in parenthesis.
But it was not fast enough for the Internet, which went on to ridicule Trump for not knowing he’s the president of the Virgin Islands, too.
Read some responses below, via Twitter:
Trump meeting with the president of the Virgin Islands. https://t.co/wcACdUjNt4— Autumn Chiklis (@Autumn Chiklis)1507912048.0
I really hope @realDonaldTrump told the president of the Virgin Islands how much of a dick he is.— Francis Maxwell (@Francis Maxwell)1507911299.0
Hard to believe that you didn't know that you're the President of the U.S. Virgin Islands. https://t.co/FGYvk6Pp0U— Davon (@Davon)1507910362.0
It’s nice to know that both Trump & his supporters are learning history during his term. Like how HE is the President of the Virgin Islands.— CEO of Nothing (@CEO of Nothing)1507910143.0
Exclusive photo of Trump meeting with the "president of the Virgin Islands" https://t.co/qTsSDRz1Er— David Mack (@David Mack)1507906609.0
So Trump just said that he met the president of the Virgin Islands. Wow! Does he go a day without being a Fucking Moron?— ronitaylor (@ronitaylor)1507905947.0
Then he's talking to himself. Because he's the president of the Virgin Islands. https://t.co/L819NgYG5B— Nick LaFave (@Nick LaFave)1507905785.0
Were you looking in the mirror @realDonaldTrump? YOU are the president of the AMERICAN Virgin Islands. How much mor… https://t.co/kea3jxwrnp— Jackie Pepper ✊🏽☮️🌊 (@Jackie Pepper ✊🏽☮️🌊)1507905594.0
He doesn't know that he's the president of the US Virgin Islands. He doesn't know it's not a separate country. https://t.co/uikzRiJHsK— David Solimini (@David Solimini)1507905548.0
Trump said he met w/ the president of the Virgin Islands. Can someone please let him know that HE is the president of the Virgin Islands— Ricky Smith (@Ricky Smith)1507905380.0
Trump says he met with the "president of the Virgin Islands." *cough* he is the president of the Virgin islands,… https://t.co/daZiuHyTas— David Mack (@David Mack)1507905244.0
Did Trump just say that he met with the "president" of the Virgin Islands?— Charles M. Blow (@Charles M. Blow)1507905006.0
He meets the president of the Virgin Islands daily, in fact https://t.co/dqspaZ4Z6V— Hunter Schwarz (@Hunter Schwarz)1507904875.0
. @realDonaldTrump, our existential president, met with President of Virgin Islands. 'Great guy, tremendous, media so unfair to him too'— NEMR (@NEMR)1507911814.0
Trump says he met with the president of the Virgin Islands, which is him. He’s a complete moron. #25thAmendment https://t.co/q7howtMcSS— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1507911705.0
The Virgin Islands are on an alternate timeline where things are much better. https://t.co/ShylJF7w6W— 🅱️ethany Khan (@🅱️ethany Khan)1507912934.0