Trump Thinks Paris Is In Germany, Twitter Gives Him A Geography Lesson

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
Most Twitter users took the egregious faux pas as a chance to lampoon the presidential hopeful for his apparent lack of basic geography knowledge.

Trump Thinks Paris

Does Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump need a geography lesson?

The conservative billionaire tweeted out a response on Thursday to the shooting of a knife-wielding man in Paris that has many social media users assuming Trump believes the French capital is located in Germany.

The tweet immediately launched a host of ridicule at the real estate mogul on Twitter as the phrase “Paris is in Germany” began trending.

Most Twitter users took the egregious faux pas as a chance to lampoon the presidential hopeful for his apparent lack of basic geography knowledge. Yet a small minority on social media defended Trump’s tweet, postulating the candidate was just lumping the Paris shooting with the previously reported mass sexual assault in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve into one tweet surrounding heightened immigration tensions in Europe.

Yet whether Trump actually believes the city of light is in Germany or just needs to better clarify his tweets, a Quinnipiac University poll found that half of Americans would be embarrassed to have Trump as a president. The data is mildly reassuring that at least half of the country would be ashamed of a leader with a running gag of offensive and appallingly airheaded remarks, yet still deeply concerning that the other half is seemingly okay with a president who can't separate one country from the other.

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