Remember Trump’s visit to the UK in July? When it became painfully clear that the US president doesn’t know the difference between England, Great Britain, and the UK?
During the trip, Trump sat down for an interview with British newspaper The Daily Mail abroad Air Force One, in which the 72-year-old showed his troublesome lack of geographical knowledge, even of a country he’s currently visiting.
He said: “You know you have, you have so many different names – Great Britain. I always say: ‘Which one do you prefer? Great Britain?’ You understand what I’m saying?
But when the journalist conducting the interview pointed out that the UK, Great Britain, and England are not interchangable, he replied with: “Right, yeah. You know I know, but a lot of people don’t know that. But you have lots of different names.”
Unsurprisingly, the UK population wasn’t impressed that the leader of what is supposedly the most powerful nation in the world didn’t know what each name stood for.
In case you skipped out on 5th grade geography, here’s the lowdown:
UK – Made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain – Made up of England, Scotland, and Wales.
England – A COUNTRY, not a catch-all title for seperate countries of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The Scots in particular take offense to the countries being mixed up, or to being considered a part of England, their former rivals. Which is why Scottish actor David Tennant, aka the 10th Doctor on Doctor Who, had a few choice words for Trump this week on British talk show The Last Leg.
When host Adam Hill asked Tennant what he thought of Trump’s claim that Scotland loves him, the 47-year-old replied: “He was saying…the people in London are protesting but up in Scotland they really like me. Can I just say, on behalf of the Scottish nation, we fucking don’t.”
I don’t think David Tennant is a fan of Trump pic.twitter.com/jqS61aWQys
— Bradley (@BradSabbath) August 4, 2018
Cue cheers from the audience.
Trump is not only disliked in Scotland, but in the UK as a whole. His first planned visit to the UK in January 2017 was postponed due to mass protests, and for the second he was greeted by the now-famous Trump baby balloon.
6ft by 6ft in size, the inflatable Trump was launched from London’s Parliament Square during the President’s visit before following him to Scotland. Unfortunately the balloon was banned by local police from flying over Trump’s golf course on July 12th, where the former business mogul was said to be playing that day.