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Donald Trump Incorrectly Identifies Nepal And Bhutan As Part Of India, Goes On To Mispronounce Them As "Nipple And Button"

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

Practically every week, there's a minor hullabaloo over President Trump's shaky grasp of the English language, from his head-scratching grammatical tics to his painfully obvious misspellings. However, this time the error is not just grammatical but also geographical. 

President Donald Trump had earlier claimed that one of his two greatest assets is "being, like, really smart". However, this statement is under scrutiny after Donald Trump mispronounced Bhutan and Nepal as “Button and Nipple” and the went on to incorrectly identify both as being part of India during a White House meeting with intelligence officials.

A foreign magazine correspondent wrote about the episode in extraordinary detail in a piece. Here's the passage of interest:

"...In another briefing on South Asia, Trump’s advisors brought a map of the region from Afghanistan to Bangladesh, according to intelligence officers with knowledge of the meeting and congressional officials who were briefed on it. Trump, they said, pointed at the map and said he knew that Nepal was part of India, only to be told that it is an independent nation. When said he was familiar with Bhutan and knew it, too, was part of India, his briefers told him that Bhutan was an independent kingdom."

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President Trump often tweets misspellings that are considered to be frequent mistakes for English speakers. These are typically phonic misspellings, like using an "e" in "separation" rather than an "a," or spelling "honour" with the wrong vowel.

There are more than simple words that loses its meaning after the usage by Donald Trump. One of the Twitter users wrote, 'If Trump does not distinguish between a Special Council and a Special Counsel, that might explain a lot about his obvious misunderstanding of all that is happening around him'.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address in the US Congress on Wednesday -- the national legislature. He spoke about the US-Mexico border and foreign policy.

Declaring emphatically that he "will get the wall built", President Trump urged lawmakers in the Democratic and Republican parties to come together to "secure the Southern border. He said the situation there was "lawless" and many "illegal aliens" are coming through to commit crimes in the US.

Furthermore, Trump said he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam. This will be the second meet between the leaders.