Trump refers to Virgin Islands governor as its 'president'


Trump might have been referring to the governor of the Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, with whom he met earlier this month.

It all went down when Trump was speaking at the Values Voter Summit, the annual gathering of the vehemently anti-LGBTQ+ Family Research Council.

Trump was addressing a gathering of religious conservatives in Washington, D.C., when he turned to tout the federal response to several US states and territories hit by hurricanes in recent months. "The Virgin Islands and the President of the Virgin Islands, these are people that are incredible people, they suffered gravely and we're be there, we're going to be there, we have really, it is not even a question of a choice".

Trump wasn't corrected during the event, but the speech was amended in the official White House transcript.

Trump's flub comes just one day after Energy Secretary Rick Perry made a similar mistake about Puerto Rico.

He was referring to how the Virgin Islands was hit first by Hurricane Irma, then Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the island. It could be entirely possible that the President had a conversation with himself while he was visiting the Virgin Islands. The House approved a $36.5 billion in emergency disaster relief to the deadly weather events in Florida, Texas, California, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Did Trump think he met with a foreign leader at that time?

It's not really any wonder that 52% of people feel that Trump "doesn't care about the problems facing Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria".