Trump supporter, pardoned felon and conspiracy theory filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza is well known for supporting President Donald Trump no matter what he does.
But D'Souza took things to the next level on Twitter August 6 when he attempted to claim Trump's obvious mispronunciation of "Thailand" during a recent press conference was correct and very smart.
I’m highly amused to see supposedly sophisticated media types snickering at @realdonaldtrump for saying “Thighland.… https://t.co/jm4otQMzGJ— Dinesh D'Souza (@Dinesh D'Souza) 1596758993.0
People on Twitter, many of whom have heard people say Thailand correctly, collectively laughed at D'Souza.
@DineshDSouza @realDonaldTrump Hahahaha.— Brian Stack (@Brian Stack) 1596804707.0
@DineshDSouza @realDonaldTrump Step away from Twitter.— yvette nicole brown (@yvette nicole brown) 1596818621.0
D'Souza quickly returned to Twitter to "clarify" his earlier statement, making things worse in the process.
Let me clarify. I’m not saying “Thighland” is how it is said in the Thai language. The French say “Paree” but that’… https://t.co/GE4By1azT4— Dinesh D'Souza (@Dinesh D'Souza) 1596759710.0
D'Souza's clarification was almost as ludicrous as his original post.
That’s just not remotely true. But useful to the extent it shows how hyper-partisans will argue blatantly untrue th… https://t.co/co4CJndjMx— John Avlon (@John Avlon) 1596763608.0
@DineshDSouza Hello from England, home of English, where absolutely no one has ever sent "Thighland" ever.— Danny Wallace (@Danny Wallace) 1596789762.0
@DineshDSouza Dude, what do they have on you? Jesus lol— Santiago Mayer (@Santiago Mayer) 1596762005.0
Seemingly unable to stop himself, D'Souza continued to try and make the case for why Trump's pronunciation of Thailand wasn't wrong.
Most Europeans say “Ew-rope,” while most Americans say “Yo-rup.” Who’s right? It’s sheer provincialism to pretend t… https://t.co/RKxb8W63WZ— Dinesh D'Souza (@Dinesh D'Souza) 1596813043.0
The conspiracy peddler continued defenses were so strange, many online suspected he was defending Trump as compensation for the pardon he received in 2018.
@DineshDSouza @realDonaldTrump Dinesh was convicted for fraud & trump pardoned him, so yeah, Dinesh owes him for th… https://t.co/xOd1aNW4Fk— ✧ 😷𝕄𝕒𝕣𝕚😷 ✧ (@✧ 😷𝕄𝕒𝕣𝕚😷 ✧) 1596785893.0
@DineshDSouza @realDonaldTrump He pronounced it with a hard T seconds later. He didn’t even know he was talking abo… https://t.co/lnJY4WmcYX— Shelley Wicinske (@Shelley Wicinske) 1596761238.0
I would say @DineshDSouza is a 'historian' in the same way Trump is a 'stable genius.' Trump pardoned Dinesh so Din… https://t.co/fHFa01I2Dm— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger) 1596798295.0
Even Trump knew his pronunciation was wrong, correcting it moments later.
Thighland - a new gentlemen's club business from The Trump Organization. All customers before 11am will receive a… https://t.co/2C2oYjytd5— Division Order (@Division Order) 1596798965.0
The only thing that is more Dinesh than pandering without shame, is pandering without accurate information. As MA… https://t.co/1lr8iZ4V1z— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers) 1596803096.0
It's hard to seem more detached from reality than President Trump, but D'Souza seems to have accomplished the task.