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Donald Trump Flubs ‘Nevada’ Pronunciation While Teaching Reno Crowd How to Say It

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Donald Trump mispronounced the word “Nevada” while trying to teach a Reno crowd how to say the name of their home state.

At a rally Wednesday night, Trump said, “Nevada. Ne-vahhhh-da… Nobody says it the other way, it has to be Ne-vah-da. And if you don’t say it correctly,” Trump joked, “it didn’t happen to me but it happened to a friend of mine, he was killed.”

Reporters in attendance noted that some members of the crowd yelled back the proper pronunciation, Neh-VAD-ah. Trump was also criticized on Twitter for the flub.

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