Trump says he spoke to Virgin Islands' 'president' -- which is him

Lisa Castillo and Aaron Mahoney

The American Red Cross is sending Lisa Castillo to the Virgin Islands while Aaron Mahoney volunteers in Puerto Rico. Scott Pohl WKAR-MSU

Trump was apparently referring to Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp when he mentioned the "president" of the US territory, who is Trump himself.

It all went down when Trump was speaking at the Values Voter Summit, the annual gathering of the vehemently anti-LGBTQ+ Family Research Council. We are one nation and we all hurt together, we hope together and we heal together.

Yes, during a speech Friday morning Trump brought up the ongoing hurricane relief efforts and mentioned that he had met with the president of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Trump wasn't corrected during the event, but the speech was amended in the official White House transcript.

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Trump thinks he is meeting with the leader of a foreign country when he talks to a governor of a USA territory.

Trump might have been referring to the governor of the Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp, with whom he met earlier this month.

Trump met with Gov. Mapp during his trip to Puerto Rico.

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The Virgin Islands is a US island territory that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria after first being hit by Hurricane Irma.

"This pretty much summarizes the mainland confusion about residents in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands actually being U.S. citizens", tweeted reporter Jordyn Holman. The intense spotlight of the presidency has taken the country past the point of Trump doesn't know things, and straight into, there is something wrong with Donald Trump. In fact, just the day before, Energy Secretary Rick Perry referred to Puerto Rico as a "country", according to The Washington Post.

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