When President Barack Obama goes without his trusty teleprompter, he’s liable to say anything, as he did Tuesday night when he placed Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville in the Gulf of Mexico.
He appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the two eventually got around to discussing the economy.
In answer to Leno’s question about maintaining and upgrading the national infrastructure, the president noted at the video’s 3:00 minute mark that the Panama Canal “is being widened, so that these big supertankers can come in.”
He then outlined what needed to be done in the seaports along the Gulf. One can only assume he meant the Gulf of Mexico.
“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville Florida — those ships are going to go someplace else.”
The gaffe didn’t go unnoticed, as the following tweets can attest.
Check out even more tweets compiled by Twitchy, Watch the video from NBC.
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