Did Trump Really Make These Gaffes About Italy?

U.S. President Donald Trump's mid-October meeting with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella sparked some interesting rumors.

Published Oct 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump meets with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy in the Oval Office of the White House October 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding talks with President Mattarella on bilateral issues including “common security challenges and shared economic prosperity.”  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
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Ok, so many Americans may have trouble pronouncing Italian names (so many vowels!). But a meeting in October 2019 between U.S. President Donald Trump and the president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, spurred some misinformed criticisms of the president's finesse with Italian history and pronunciations. Here's a look at two of the most popular alleged gaffes.

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Doreen Marchionni is Snopes' executive editor/managing editor. She's a big fan of public-powered news agendas and team-based, bottom-up newsroom management.

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