White House Mocks Donald Trump Over Foreign Policy Speech

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech about his vision for foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel April 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. A real estate billionaire and reality television star, Trump beat his GOP challengers by double digits in Tuesday's presidential primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Deleware, Rhode Island …
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest mocked Donald Trump for his pronunciation of “Tanzania” as the New Yorker used a teleprompter to outline his foreign policy today.

During the speech, Trump criticized Obama’s foreign policy failures as president and vowed a new way forward.

The White House called a press briefing before Trump’s speech was over, prompting reporters to wonder if Earnest was intentionally interrupting the conclusion of Trump’s speech.

“No, I didn’t start, either,” he replied.

After reporters pointed out Trump’s unusual pronunciation of Tanzania, he joked.

“Apparently the phonetics are not included on the teleprompter.”