President Trump was on the receiving end of internet mockery after it became apparent that he doesn’t know how to pronounce the word “Yosemite.”
During a speech on Tuesday at the White House following the signing of the “Great American Outdoors Act,” Trump twice pronounced Yosemite as “yo-Semite.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 4, 2020
Naturally, Trump’s critics on Twitter were a little taken aback that a president of the United States doesn’t know how to pronounce a word that most people take for granted.
I can quite literally picture Kayleigh McEnany being asked about her idiot boss pronouncing Yosemite as “Yo-Semites” and her answer being that the United States has been saying it wrong for 150 years.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 4, 2020
Joe Biden can pronounce Yosemite while drinking water with one hand. Pass it on.
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) August 4, 2020
I guess Yosemite wasn't on the cognitive test.
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) August 4, 2020
Yosemite is one of the most visited national parks in America. It is storied. Iconic. We are taught about it in school. And the idiot in The White House… fail! Typical #DonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/IwGSaZSLbC
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) August 4, 2020
WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME HOW TO PRONOUCE “YOSEMITE” pic.twitter.com/kJanYLHkL9
— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) August 4, 2020
— Ed Greenberger (@EdGreenberger) August 4, 2020
Trump’s talking about the National Parks, and is trying to say “Yosemite”, which is kind of a well known National Park. Time for that cognitive test again, but have him take it on national TV. pic.twitter.com/Ft4CSsBQye
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) August 4, 2020
President Person-Woman-Man-Camera-TV can't pronounce Yosemite, but this is the guy who is supposed to lead us through a pandemic?
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) August 4, 2020
Trump can't pronounce Yosemite & he questions Biden's cognitive abilities?
— Jim Heath (@JimHeathTV) August 4, 2020
At WH event this morning the sitting US President, Donald J. Trump pronounced "Yosemite" (as in national park)
as "Yo-Semite" (as in Jewish persons)
No woman. No black man. Certainly no woman of color could EVER get away with this incompetent, ignorant, embarrassing idiocy.
— Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) August 4, 2020
— Naveed Jamali (@NaveedAJamali) August 4, 2020
We all laugh, but just remember: if Biden had said this, the Trump campaign would have already cut attack ads on it and Fox News would have devoted a day’s coverage to Biden’s gaffe/dementia etc on Yosemite. The Dems could do far more to weaponize Trump’s sheer ignorance tbh. https://t.co/z9a4bPUPSy
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 4, 2020