President Donald Trump was at the White House today for a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
“Through the ages, your country has been a beacon of artistic and scientific achievement,” Trump said with the help of a teleprompter.
“From Venice to Florence, from Verdi to Pavarotti — friend of mine. Great friend of mine…”
Pavarotti has been dead for 10 years. And his pronunciation of “Verdi” is… well… just watch the video:
Trump gives a shout out to Pavarotti, calls him “a good friend of mine”.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 20, 2017