Donald Trump mispronounced Bhutan and Nepal as “Button and Nipple” in a White House meeting with intelligence officials.
Early last year, President Donald Trump claimed that one of his two greatest assets is “being, like, really smart.” Despite Trump’s claim, some intelligence officials have reportedly said the president actually displays a “willful ignorance” during intelligence briefings. In fact, intelligence and congressional officials have told Time magazine that Trump thought Nepal and Bhutan were part of India.
Talking about reporting Donald Trump’s intelligence briefings for Time, Walcott revealed:
There are a combination of things. The first one is the president’s ignorance. That goes to the point of thinking that Nepal and Bhutan – which incidentally he also mispronounced a ‘nipple’ and ‘button’ – are part of India, which they’re not.
“Wait, seriously? That’s what he said?” asked a shocked Baldwin.
Walcott responded: “Seriously.”
John Walcott @TIME shares his extraordinary reporting out today “'Willful Ignorance.' Inside President Trump's Troubled Intelligence Briefings. Added bonus: how Trump first pronounced Nepal (“nipple”) and Bhutan (“button”). Watch: #CNN pic.twitter.com/nVdzTwlQin
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) February 4, 2019
Baldwin asked about what the consequences could be if the president doesn’t listen to his advisors.
There are two dangers. The first one is he will make decisions based not on real information, but on his instincts, which are not always good.
And Twitter’s stand-up comedians reported to duty on time.
— Pam Griffin (@Pammie2Pg) February 5, 2019
He thinks America is part of Russia, so I'm not too surprised.
— Snarkington P. Bear (@Snark_P_Bear) February 5, 2019
Nipple and Button ….🤣😂😂😂😂…I’m done pic.twitter.com/ojr4r3G4gN
— Rio Djan (@DjanRio) February 5, 2019
— Christopher Day (@ChrisWDay1983) February 5, 2019
Wow just wow
— Patricia allen (@Eamon0303) February 4, 2019
By the way, Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address today in the US Congress — the national legislature. He spoke about the US-Mexico border, foreign policy, and much more.