On Monday, Donald Trump announced that he will be speaking to Italy, and many are wondering if The Donald — who once thought a wrestling storyline involving an exploding vehicle and a human being’s death was real — even knows Italy isn’t a person.
Will be speaking with Italy this morning!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
That’s right — no names, no context — just “will be speaking with Italy.”
To be fair, The Donald has had some problems with Italian names — like when he claimed he is “great friends” with Luciano Pavarotti, who is dead (his family says he hated Trump).
Though it is probably safe to assume that Trump was referencing Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, there is really no way to know if he meant that, if he thinks he will be talking to his hero Benito Mussolini, who is just as dead as Pavarotti and Trump’s other friend Frederick Douglass, if he plans to order pizza and thinks that’s “Italy,” or if he plans to just scream incoherently at the wrong country on a map for a few hours.
Naturally, people around the world joined together to mock him for not even knowing the same of the person to whom he would be speaking — including MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell:
No you won’t. You’ll be speaking to a person whose name you don’t know or can’t spell.
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) July 3, 2017
— Elisabeth3 (@Ehbg22) July 3, 2017
Like, the entire country or…?
— Anthony Domanico (@ajdomanico) July 3, 2017
Looks like someone finally got Trump that Talking Globe. pic.twitter.com/FcPOoNwgEH
— Jeremy Nothingberger (@jeremynewberger) July 3, 2017
You have no idea the name of the person you will be speaking to, do you?
— Shellyshamefully (@shellbell_xo) July 3, 2017
The smackdown is coming. pic.twitter.com/w44D8pn1JH
— Tom (@TommieWho) July 3, 2017
“Hello? Is this Italy?”
“Sir … this is Quiznos.”
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) July 3, 2017
You forgot his name, didn’t you?
— Nicole K (@NicoleK8686) July 3, 2017
When you say you’ll be speaking w/ Italy do you mean the entire country or just a person named Italy? Do you even know?
— Generalissimo Trump (@Pol_PoTrump) July 3, 2017
No!!!! You will be speaking to someone from Italy. Perhaps President Sergio Mattarella? Get off twitter & learn some things!!
— Sherri (@sjellis_0220) July 3, 2017
Donald, Italy is a country. You have to pick a person to talk to.
— Andre Krouwel (@AndreKrouwel) July 3, 2017
Italy is a country. It is not a person. You’re exhausting.
— Sidney Burris (@sidburris) July 3, 2017
Italy is a place.
— Runner Mama (@RunnerMama) July 3, 2017
Trump also indicated that he would be speaking to “Germany” and “France,” whose leaders are immensely critical of The Donald.
Don’t you miss having a President who actually knew the names of other world leaders?
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