TEXAS: Multiple surveys in recent years have found US students horrible at geography and this is not a surprise at all if any American is found lacking in geography.
But it will be a big surprise when the man who is heading the sole superpower is found to be with below average knowledge of the geography of a region, where the US is fighting the longest war of its history.
During a border patrol meeting with officials, US President Donald Trump appeared to imply that Pakistan is located in the Middle East.
n a bid to bolster his case for the border wall, Trump went to the Texas border with Mexico. During the meeting, a border official from South Texas told Trump that officials had apprehended two Pakistanis at the border on Wednesday.
“Yesterday we had 450 apprehensions, Mr President. Out of that, 133 from countries other than the Central American countries and Mexico. India, we apprehended some Pakistanis, some from Romania, on and on and on,” the border official told Trump.
“How many Pakistanis?” Trump asked. “Two yesterday,” the border official replied. “So far this sector has apprehended folks from 41 different countries. Just yesterday we apprehended 133 people from countries other than Central America and Mexico. That includes individuals from India, China, Pakistan, Romania, Ecuador, Nicaragua, on and on and on,” the border guard reiterated, this time addressing the cameras.
The border guard did not appear to be aware that Nicaragua is a country in Central America.
A Border Patrol official told Trump today that they apprehended people from multiple countries yesterday, including Pakistan. Trump asked, “How many Pakistanis?” The man said “two.”
Then, after he finished talking, Trump said: “So they apprehended people from the Middle East.”
“So they apprehended people from the Middle East and they do it all the time,” Trump said, apparently unaware that none of the countries listed by the border guard is in the Middle East.