Trump Struggles to Properly Pronounce Yosemite

Tolulope Esan

Jul 28, 2020
During a White House ceremony Tuesday about the Great American Outdoors Act, Trump twice stumbled to correctly pronounce the name of one of America’s most famous national parks.

Instead of saying “Yo-sem-it-ee,” Trump said “YO-se-MIGHT” then quickly followed with another incorrect pronunciation of “YO-sem-mi-NIGHT.”

“When young Americans experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon,” Trump said. “When their eyes widen in amazement as Old Faithful bursts into the sky. When they gaze upon Yosemite’s ... Yosemite’s towering sequoias.

“Their love of country grows stronger. And they know that every American has truly a duty to preserve this wondrous inheritance.”

This has dented Trump’s campaign as he appeared not to have a proper knowledge of the parts of the nation he plans to rule. Especially a place as famous as Yosemite national park.