Obama Flubs Gulf Coast Geography on Leno

Obama Flubs Gulf Coast Geography on Leno

On an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, President Barack Obama confused the Atlantic coast with the Gulf coast, telling Leno that ports in Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville were “along the Gulf.”

As Twitchy reported, Obama made the error while speaking of a “financing mechanism” that needed to be found to “fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports.”

“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf–places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida–if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And we’ll lose jobs,” Obama said. “Businesses won’t locate here.”

Of course, states along the Gulf coast include Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida. Charleston (South Carolina), Savannah (Georgia), and Jacksonville (Florida) are all along the Atlantic coast.


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