After scaring the world yesterday, Donald Trump is trying something completely different: accidental comedy. He *is* an accidental president* after all. Trump seems determined to channel two Groucho Marx characters: Captain Spaulding the African Explorer from Animal Crackers and Freedonia President Rufus T. Firefly of Duck Soup fame. That’s right folks, the Insult Comedian has discovered a new country, Nambia:
President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the health system of an African country that does not exist while speaking at a United Nations working lunch with African leaders.
“In Guinea and Nigeria you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak,” he said. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient.”
There is no country named Nambia; it was not clear whether Trump had misread the name of Namibia or Zambia.
Asked to clarify, the White House referred TPM to the National Security Council, which did not immediately respond.
Well, at least Trump isn’t Nambia pamby like that Kenyan Mau Mau fake birth certificate dude. He’s an old-fashioned explorer and a president* in the spirit of Rufus T. Firefly as depicted in this tweet by that Krazy (Kat) guy Michael Tisserand:
Get Nambia on the phone right away. pic.twitter.com/dqK2rmUhaM
— Michael Tisserand (@m_tisserand) September 20, 2017
Dig that crazy (krazy?) Boy Scout uniform. That reminds me of Trump’s jamboree jam. Ah, sweet memories of other people’s youth.
The last word goes to Captain Spaulding and his admirers who are going Animal Crackers:
Crowd: Hooray for Captain Spaulding, the African explorer.
Groucho: Did someone call me schnorrer?