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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a working lunch with African leaders during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Sept. 20, 2017. The president mistakenly referred to Namibia, a country in southern Africa, as "Nambia" at the meeting. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump faced the wrath of social media users after an address to African leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday when he seemingly invented a country called “Nambia.”

“In Guinea and Nigeria you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak,” Trump said at a luncheon with the leaders during the U.N. General Assembly. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient.”

While an official White House transcript of the remarks clarified that the president was referring to Namibia, the mispronunciation obviously did not go unnoticed by Twitterati who launched a scathing attack on the president’s speaking and language skills.

"'Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,' Trump tells African leaders, referring to non-existent country of Nambia,” wrote one user.

"'Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient' because it is not a country, which is a model I believe we can replicate,” another remarked.

Other users joked that the non-existent country was famous for its “covfefe”.

Nambia was also linked by some to the “Bowling Green massacre,” a fictitious massacre cited by the president’s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. The senior adviser came under criticism when she blamed two Iraqi refugees for a massacre that never happened.

After Trump’s “Nambia” slip on Wednesday, Twitter users mocked it saying Nambia was probably where the "Bowling Green massacre" had occurred.

"Please have some respect, #Nambia is still reeling from the Bowling Green massacre," one user wrote.

However, some even said although the mispronunciation would be the major take-away from the speech, Trump’s remarks on business with Africa were quite true.

“In this room, I see partners for promoting prosperity and peace on a range of economic, humanitarian, and security issues. We hope to extend our economic partnerships with countries who are committed to self-reliance and to fostering opportunities for job creation in both Africa and the United States,” he said during the speech. “Africa has tremendous business potential,” he added.

However, the president also made another puzzling comment immediately: “I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They're spending a lot of money.”

Needless to say, the comment was also mocked by Twitter users.

"And for American firms it's really become a place that they have to go — that they want to go. Six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Increasing American trade and investment across diverse industries — including agriculture, energy, transportation, healthcare, travel, and tourism — will further transform lives throughout the continent,” his speech on African leaders continued.

Funnily enough, this is not the first time Trump has mispronounced the name of an African nation. When he was the Republican presidential frontrunner, Trump mangled the name of the country of Tanzania during a major foreign policy speech in April last year.

The then-presidential nominee called it Tan-ZAY-nia rather than the correct Tan-zuh-NIA and also fumbled while pronouncing "San Bernardino," in reference to the Southern California city and instead called it San Bern-OR-dino.