The population of Seoul is what Mr President ?

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The population of Seoul is what Mr President ?

Postby toucana on March 30th, 2020, 9:33 pm 

Towards the end of his latest daily briefing, president Trump surprised the few commentators who were still paying any attention by making the remarkable claim that Seoul - the capital city of South Korea - supposedly has a population of 38 million.

Seoul actually has a population of around 9.7 million. So where did the wildly inaccurate figure of 38 million come from ?

A sharp-eyed reader of Wikipedia spotted the probable source and put it up on Twitter.

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Yep that’s right. President Trump, and his idiot handlers can’t tell the difference between an elevation above sea-level of 38m and an urban population total of 38 million.
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Re: The population of Seoul is what Mr President ?

Postby toucana on March 31st, 2020, 8:44 am 

The US president was responding indignantly to a question about coronavirus testing capacity from PBS NewsHour reporter Yamiche Alcindor, when he questioned her about her knowledge of Seoul.

"I know South Korea better than anybody," he said.

"It's a very tight - do you know how many people are in Seoul? Do you know how big the city of Seoul is? 38 million people. That's bigger than anything we have."

https://news.sky.com/story/trump-gets-seoul-population-wrong-by-28-million-after-boasting-he-knows-south-korea-better-than-anybody-11966163

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