With President Trump visiting India, Google Trends have revealed a common question is on a lot of American's minds:
"What is India?"
Searches for this heartbreakingly dumb question spiked pretty noticeably as Trump took his trip to the south-Asian country, along with the slightly more understandable:
"Where is India?"
Google keeps track of search rates and releases them at Google Trends, revealing a pretty clear spike in "Where is India?" as Trump made his visit.
The charts also make clear that New Jersey had the most confusion on the issue.
But perhaps the most shocking bit of ignorance was the huge number of people who started searching "WHAT is India" shortly after Trump departed.
And, sadly, New Jersey was once again at the top of list.
Twitter tried to muster up some surprise over the news.
Google trends show that Americans are googling 'what is India' and 'where is India' as Trump makes visit. I'm guess… https://t.co/d75HMPHHVD— Dr Mark D'Arcy (@Dr Mark D'Arcy)1582630196.0
@markoftheD I’m really not shocked by this.— Lazarou (@Lazarou)1582631309.0
Hopefully people found the answers they were searching for online.
There’s been a surge in Americans Google searching “where is India?” and, wait for it, “what is India?” I don’t wa… https://t.co/eaqVNiUzz1— CJ Werleman (@CJ Werleman)1582591132.0
America is, shockingly, not the only country in our giant world.
Google trends show an increase of “What is India” searches as Trump visits. Here’s to hoping that this level of re… https://t.co/gV2OIUcFzN— Nina ☦️ Byzantina (@Nina ☦️ Byzantina)1582576561.0
@markoftheD ‘Siri, is India the capital of Indiana’?— 🛫𝕋𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕪 𝕋𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕟𝕠𝕣 🛬🇪🇺 (@🛫𝕋𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕪 𝕋𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕟𝕠𝕣 🛬🇪🇺)1582630730.0
There are many disappointed teachers out there today.
Can't we try a little bit harder next time, America?
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