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.

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  • Published 21 October 2019
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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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The phrase “dating back thousands of years” caused many commentators to misunderstand President Donald Trump’s remarks.

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Did Donald Trump Call Italy’s President ‘Mozzarella’?

Critics of the president seized on two supposed gaffes in October 2019. But what did Trump actually say?

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