23 Sep '17 15:04>
Originally posted by @freakykbhIt is not "intimate" knowledge to be aware of the existence of Namibia (a country larger than Texas), it's knowledge everyone with a high school diploma should possess, as is knowing that Belgium is a country, basic knowledge about what health insurance and GDP are, etc. etc.
Attempted tongue-in-cheek self-effacement to mask the reality: you can be forgiven for not knowing this little country even existed.
Trump, apparently--- as is the case for all world leaders--- is charged with being intimately knowledgeable about all 233 recognized countries in the world.
So not only are we expecting our leaders to be able to na ...[text shortened]... to pounce like a cheetah when someone with a title and a microphine mispronounces the name, huh.
Donald Trump could have read his prepared speech before reading it in front of the UN and could have asked his staffers to give him more information about Namibia. Instead he went in ill-prepared and once again made a fool of himself and his voters.