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Trump Roasted After He Kept Trying To Say 'Yosemite' And Failed In The Most Awkward Way

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There's a new entry to the seemingly endless list of things at which to bemusedly shake your head when it comes to Donald Trump.

During an event on Tuesday, the President repeatedly struggled with how to pronounce the word Yosemite, rendering it first as Yo-SEM-ights--as in the Semites, a group of ancient peoples from which many Jewish people are descended--and then Yo-SEM-IN-ights, as in... well, honestly who knows.

And the internet is absolutely roasting him for it.

The gaffe came during Trump's prepared remarks—read from a sheet of paper—at the signing of a new bipartisan preservation bill.

The remarks made mention of several of the country's national parks, including Yosemite.

But things didn't go quite as planned.

"When young Americans experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, when their eyes widen in amazement as Old Faithful bursts into the sky, when they gaze upon Yosemite's — Yoseminite's towering sequoias, their love of country grows stronger and they know that every American has truly a duty to preserve this wondrous inheritance."

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Even the official White House transcript noted the error, rendering the President's remarks as "Yoseminite's [sic]," which means his malapropism will be in the National Archives for the posterity of future generations.

So that's fun!

As Yahoo! News noted, this is far from the first time the President has misrendered common American place names.

In 2016, he made a great show of telling Nevadans how to pronounce their state name.

"Neh-VAH-da... When I came out here, I said, nobody says it the other way. It has to be Neh-VAH-da, right?"

Wrong.

Or at least mostly wrong. The overwhelming majority of Nevadans say "Neh-VAD-a." (Hopefully that didn't make the President too sad-a.)

Never one to be outdone, though, this hasn't stopped the President from continuing to mispronounce the state name, as recently as yesterday.

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The President has also struggled with the state of Oregon, which most Oregonians pronounce ORE-uh-ghin.

The President though, always a maverick, chooses ORE-uh-gone most of the time.

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Given this proud history of geographical malapropisms, it should come as no surprise that the internet was merciless in its roasting over this whole "Yo-Semites" thing.










No word as of this writing on where Trump falls on the Colo-RAH-do/Colo-RAD-oh debate or whether he pronounces the ending "s" in Arkansas or Illinois, but it seems likely we'll find out eventually whether we want to know or not.