President Donald Trump mispronounced Yosemite National Park during a press conference.
The Yosemite National Park Moment
President Trump on Tuesday signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, a measure with broad bipartisan support that guarantees maximum annual funding for a federal program to acquire and preserve land for public use.
Trump signed the Great American Outdoors act into law. The new legislature will assure that maximum annual funding will take place to fund a federal program that will preserve land. In a shocking twist, Trump also removed climate change from the list of national security threats.
“From an environmental standpoint and from just the beauty of our country standpoint, there hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” he said during the bill signing according to the New York Times.
The bill itself or event did not go viral, but rather Trump’s pronunciation of one of our country’s most historic National Parks, Yosemite.
“When young Americans experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, when their eyes widen in amazement as Old Faithful bursts into the sky, when they gaze upon Yosemite’s — Yosemite’s towering sequoias,” he said. “Their love of country grows stronger and they know that every American has truly a duty to preserve this wondrous inheritance.”
He pronounced the word twice as Yoh-se-mnight instead of Yoh-sem-it-ee. According to the outlet, the official White House transcript made note of his mistake by using a misspelling, “Yoseminite.”
Watch the video, below.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the only mispronunciation the president has made in recent months. He has also shared his unusual and incorrect pronunciations of Nevada and Oregon.
In October of 2016, Trump corrected native Nevadans on the pronunciation of their state. Instead of Neh-vad-ah, Trump pronounces it Neh-vah-da.
“Heroin overdoses are surging and meth overdoses in Neh-vag-da,” Trump said at the time. “Neh-VAH-da,” he repeated, drawing out the mispronunciation. “When I came out here I said nobody says it the other way. It has to be Neh-VAH-da, right?”
Finally, in April of 2019, Trump mispronounced the great state of Oregon. He called it “Or-eh-gone” instead of “Or-eh-gon.”