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Twitter Trolls Trump For Referring Virgin Islands Governor as President.

Many news outlets are keeping track of the times President Donald Trump has got his facts wrong. It's high time someone starts tracking the faux pas made by the gaffe-prone commander in chief ever since he assumed office.

The latest blooper came during a speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday, when Trump referred to the U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp as their president, even though technically he himself is the president of the unincorporated U.S. territory.

"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 said.

He further added, "We are one nation and we all hurt together, we hope together and we heal together. The Virgin Islands and the President of the Virgin Islands, these are people that are incredible people, they suffered gravely and we're there, we're going to be there, we have really, it is not even a question of a choice."

The White House, however, made sure to correct Trump's mistake in their(https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/13/remarks-president-trump-2017-values-voter-summit) official transcript after the speech, as his reference of Mapp as president was changed to governor. 

However, Twitter users quick to latch on to the slip, and started calling out Trump for his mistake. While some questioned his ability as a leader, others came up with hilarious memes to point out POTUS's mistake. 

Judd Legum, Editor and Founder of Think Progress (https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/918877715679367168) tweeted , "Trump claims he 'met with the president of the Virgin Islands.' Who is going to tell him?"

Another Twitter user by the name Tony Posnanski (https://twitter.com/tonyposnanski/status/918962572665204736) tweeted , "Rumor has it that the President of the US Virgin Islands is a narcissistic, egotistical, uneducated bully who can't spell words correctly."

There were some hilarious memes that were also shared in wake of Trump's comments. Check them out here. 

(http://www.newsweek.com/trump-doesnt-know-hes-president-us-virgin-islands-684308) Newsweek spoke to Sam Topp, deputy communications director for Gov. Mapp after Trump's blunder. He clarified that he would not want the governor of Virgin Islands in any dispute in the media based on what the president knows about the relationship between America and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

He also added, "It doesn't serve our purpose to participate in the national hoopla over whether Donald Trump is making competent comments or not. Just look at the documents that govern the relationship [between the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands], and you can determine how relevant or irrelevant, or advised or ill-advised, his comments were. There's no president of the United States other than the president of the United States."

Interestingly, this is not the first time that Trump has been trolled for saying something like this. 

He was trolled following a S(http://www.ibtimes.com/twitter-slams-trump-over-big-water-ocean-water-comment-about-puerto-rico-2595678) ept. 29  interview, where he struggled to point the exact location of Puerto Rico, saying that the U.S. territory is "in the middle of an ocean". 

"This is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean - and it's a big ocean, a really, really big ocean. It's out in the ocean. You can't just drive your trucks there. This is tough stuff," Trump told reporters. 

 
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