Donald Trump mistakes PM Lee for Indonesian President Jokowi on Instagram

The error was corrected.

Henedick Chng | July 9, 2017 @ 02:49 pm

The G-20 summit in Germany concluded yesterday (July 8) and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong came away from the event with his first ever meeting with US President Donald Trump.

That’s all good for US-Singapore relations, except for one covfefe-type gaffe by Trump on Instagram.

Screenshot of Instagram from Facebook

This was spotted by ex-nominated MP Calvin Cheng and some eagle-eyed folks from Reddit


The photo of PM Lee’s meeting with Trump was initially captioned “President Trump and the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo speaking before the start if the bilateral at the #G20Summit in # Hamburg, #Germany. # USA”.

The error was later corrected, with a new post of Trump and PM Lee:

Fake news? Alternative facts?

Source: Calvin Cheng Facebook.

Not at all.

As one netizen said, maybe the flags look similar.

Source: Calvin Cheng Facebook.

President Trump and President Widodo of Indonesia Before Bilateral Meeting. #G20Summit #USA  Remarks: 45.wh.gov/ayA8Ue

A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

But it seems like this wasn’t the only error that the White House made regarding the G20 Summit.

According to BloombergTrump’s press secretary had embarrassingly mislabelled Chinese President Xi Jinping as the leader of Taiwan.

Bloomberg reported that the error had appeared in a White House transcript of Trump’s remarks the meeting with Xi in Hamburg, Germany. 


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