Social media users poked fun at President Donald Trump after he mispronounced Thailand as “Thighland” at a campaign event on Thursday.
The blunder occurred at a Whirlpool plant in Ohio, according to the New York Daily News.
In his speech, Trump spoke about how the American manufacturer’s competitors had shifted their “production to ‘Thighland’ and to Vietnam.”
However, he repeated himself and corrected his pronunciation of the Southeast Asian country.
“Thailand and Vietnam, two places that… I like their leaders very much.”
Social media users were quick to catch the slip-up.
Yo Semites, let’s go on vacation to Thighland https://t.co/FvkJoGrBMi
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) August 6, 2020
— IBBabe (@IB_sane) August 7, 2020
PSA: Thighland is just south of Buttswana.
(This way out? Thanks.)
— YS (@NYinLA2121) August 7, 2020
“Mr President, I believe Thighland is near Uranus.”
— Faith Salie (@Faith_Salie) August 7, 2020
thighland and hondurass are nice but I’m more into titaly
— kilgore trout, new tone haver (@KT_So_It_Goes) August 6, 2020
Thighland is just off the coast of Crotchatia.
— (((Josh Malina))) (@JoshMalina) August 6, 2020
Thighland is my favorite country after Assganistan. https://t.co/6shV0lkltA
— Alexis Boucher (@alexis_b82) August 6, 2020
“You see, they’re Thailand. We’re Thighland. They have the Thai King. We have chafing.” pic.twitter.com/de82V9bQGc
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) August 6, 2020
This gaffe has legs.
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) August 6, 2020
— Merujo (@merujo) August 6, 2020
Some people became worried about how Trump will pronounce other geographical locations.
Speaking of Thighland, just wait until Trump sees Niger on the teleprompter.
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) August 7, 2020
If he pronounces it “Thighland,” I’m scared to hear his take on “Phuket.”
Maybe he’ll accidentally clean up “Bangkok” though. pic.twitter.com/8xtHWdjdW8
— SocialistBoomer (@SocialistBoomer) August 7, 2020
Trump’s mispronunciation of certain locations has been a hot topic. On Tuesday, he made headlines for having difficulty to pronounce California’s Yosemite National Park during a White House address.
Trump was also criticized for the typo he made in his tweet on Monday where he tweeted “Frorida” instead of Florida, Pop Culture reported. One user also pointed out that the R and L keys are not close to each other on a QWERTY keyboard.
The L is soooo close to the R… pic.twitter.com/ixmkXHbCIN
— FNU (@Georbiteo) August 3, 2020