‘Make Corsica Italian again’: Trump trolled over itinerary map blunder (PHOTO)
A map of Trump’s itinerary for his first foreign trip as US President puts the French region of Corsica within Italy’s borders.
Corsica, located west of the Italian Peninsula, has been part of France since 1768 but does maintain many elements of Italian culture. A number of nationalist and independence movements in Corsica continue to oppose French dominance.
The blunder was picked up by Italian social media users who thanked Trump for his oversight.
Twitter users also pointed out the inclusion of the Vatican in the map of Italy, pointing out that Vatican City is a city-state.
Jesus:— Greg Greene (@ggreeneva) May 22, 2017
– Corsica isn't Italy
– The Vatican isn't Italy
– Jerusalem, per int'l law, isn't Israel
– this White House staff isn't competent pic.twitter.com/CwOyYo67nP
They annexed the West Bank to Israel, which could be a deliberate policy statement but they also annexed the Vatican and Corsica to Italy.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 22, 2017
Local media outlet Corsica Oggi questioned whether Trump wanted to see the Mediterranean island annexed, saying: "Could the American president in reality be an Italian irredentist? Or simply ignorant?"
Of course this isn’t Trump’s first or most significant geographical blunder. After the president arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia he reportedly said he “just got back from the Middle East.”
Trump, in remarks before meeting with Rivlin, says "we just got back from the Middle East."— Gregg Carlstrom (@glcarlstrom) May 22, 2017
He also previously referred to Belgium, where he will visit on May 25 for a NATO meeting, as his “favorite city.”
Belgium: Donald Trump's favorite "city."https://t.co/9ASLMhAbiF— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 16, 2016