News & Politics

White House Tries to Literally Cross Out Trump's Claim He Met the 'President' of the Virgin Islands

There's one little problem with that ridiculous claim.

Photo Credit: a katz /

President Donald Trump told the Values Voter Summit audience on Friday that he met with the “president of the Virgin Islands.”

There's one little problem with that.

Trump is the president of the Virgin Islands, because the islands are a U.S. territory. That's why they're officially called the Virgin Islands of the United States.


CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tweeted out the segment of the official White House transcript from the event. The word “president” is crossed out and replace with “governor."

There's no way to make this stuff up.

Don't let big tech control what news you see. Get more stories like this in your inbox, every day.

Chris Sosa is the former Senior Editor of AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.