WATCH: Trump Mispronounces ‘Yosemite’ During His Speech At White House After Claims Of ‘Acing’ Dementia Test
President Donald Trump on Tuesday mispronounced the word “Yosemite” at a White House event touting his bipartisan bill, Great America Outdoors Act.
“When young Americans experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, when their eyes widen in amazement as Old Faithful bursts into the sky, when they gaze upon Yosemite’s – Yosemite’s towering sequoias, their love of country grows stronger, and they know that every American has truly a duty to preserve this wondrous inheritance,” Trump said during the event.
Trump stumbled over the word “Yosemite”; instead of the proper way of pronouncing, it sounded as if he was saying “Yo-semight.” Trump repeated the word again, but couldn’t really get the actual pronunciation even in his second attempt.
Following his mispronunciation, the video footage went viral. Many couldn’t believe the way how President of the United States mispronounced one of its most crucial national treasure.
“The president can pronounce hydroxychloroquine, but not Yosemite,” The Lincoln Project tweeted, a Republican anti-Trump PAC.
The president can pronounce hydroxychloroquine, but not Yosemite.
— The Lincoln Project 🏴☠️ (@ProjectLincoln) August 4, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug that Trump has suggested as a cure for the coronavirus in April, which is one of the many other pseudo-scientific facts the president has touted, such as suggesting Americans inject disinfectant to fight the coronavirus.
Trump has recently challenged the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to take a cognitive dementia test, claiming that he himself aced in it.