Donald Trump mispronounced Thailand as “Thighland” during a sweat-soaked speech about washing machines at a Whirlpool factory at Clyde in Ohio on Thursday.
“Trump is barely five minutes in and Trump is already making false accusations against his Democratic rival, Joe Biden — and he is ready directly off the teleprompter,” HuffPost White House correspondent S.V. Dáte reported. “Someone wrote this speech, someone loaded it into the machine. How are they not violating the Hatch Act?”
Trump then suffered an embarrassing gaffe while trying to pronounce Thailand, calling it “Thighland” before correcting himself.
“Shifting production to Thighland, and to Vietnam – ” Trump said before he repeated himself to correct the pronunciation of Thailand, adding: “Two places that – I like their leaders very much – do they take advantage of the United States? Not so much anymore.”
BREAKING: Three days after pronouncing “Yosemite” ats “Yo-Semite,” Trump pronounces “Thailand” as “Thighland.”
Can we officially say he has cognitive decline yet? pic.twitter.com/4yL9tCdeR4
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) August 6, 2020
Minutes later, Trump made “fun of Biden for having said he was in a state other than the one he was in,” according to CNN’s Daniel Dale.
Trump, who referred earlier in this speech to the country of "Thighland," is now making fun of Biden for having said he was in a state other than the one he was in.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 6, 2020
The gaffe came just days after Trump was widely mocked for mispronouncing Yosemite National Park as “Yo-semites” and “Yo-semanites.” Trump also mispronounced wildlife refuges.
President Trump cannot pronounce 'Yosemite' pic.twitter.com/feRgV9wpGF
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 5, 2020
“The Great American Outdoors Act provides $900 million a year in guaranteed funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund so that all Americans can continue to enjoy our parks, wildlife, refuges.” –@realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/vx89IIHPEK
— GOP (@GOP) August 4, 2020
Twitter users were quick to mock the gaffe and question his mental health.
I see some people are asking me what “Thighland” means. Apparently it’s a new country where Yo-semites thrive whilst eating their hamberders and drinking their piping hot Covfefe.pic.twitter.com/exXfFwr3R9
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 6, 2020
— The Incredible Sulk (@TurnUp_TheTweet) August 6, 2020
Trump: Biden isn't sharp enough to be President.
Also Trump: Yo Semites.
Also also Trump: Thighland.
Trump's brain is now set to Covfefe Mode 24/7.
— JRehling (@JRehling) August 6, 2020
A little afternoon trivia: The chief executive of Thighland is the Lord of the Thighs, not the prime minister. https://t.co/OW9iyfOqDx
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 6, 2020
Sometimes my husband goes to Thighland under the table when we are at a restaurant
— Zuzus Petals (@ZuzusPe81690095) August 6, 2020