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Virgin Islands: Trump’s intellect (or lack of) on display

Source:Flickr Gage Skidmore

US President Donald Trump’s lack of basic understanding of the Constitution of the United States and his role as President was on display this week when he said that he met with the “President” of the Virgin Islands. The fact is, he is the President of the Virgin Islands.

At a recent gathering of Conservative voters, Donald Trump said that he had met with the “president of the virgin islands“.

His erroneous reference to the president of the Virgin Islands (which is him) has sparked a plethora of reactions.

Trump’s basic mistake comes a day after Rick Perry called Port Rico a country.

The United States Virgin Islands, officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is an insular area of the United States located 40 miles (64 km) east of Puerto Rico. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles.

During World War 1, After a few months of negotiations and a selling price of $25 million in United States gold coin (this is equivalent to $550.23 million in 2016 dollars), the United States bought the islands from the Dutch.

 

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