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'Complete Moron': Internet Ridicules Trump for Saying He Spoke to 'the President of Virgin Islands'—AKA Himself

Twitter has a lot to say about the "president of the Virgin Islands."

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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:

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Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.