Trump tells room full of Israelis — in Israel — that he ‘just got back from the Middle East’

While meeting with a group of Israeli officials in Jerusalem this Monday, President Trump had a delightful little gaffe.

As Trump addressed Israeli leaders and praised the “incredible job” his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is doing, he added, “We just got back from the Middle East, we just got back from Saudi Arabia, and we were treated incredibly well…”

Watch the video via Slate:

Israel is in fact, in the Middle East.

From Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilly:

Another great moment for America courtesy of President Donald Trump, who is in Jerusalem meeting with Israeli leaders—who, I guess, he does not consider Middle Eastern because they are not Arabs

[H/T Slate]

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.