Sans teleprompter, barry makes a fool of himself, and the U.S. — again:
On his trip to Asia this week, Obama struggled to pronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, the most prominent human rights activist in the world:
As Obama stood next to the world’s most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly.
Obama also “botched” his greeting of Burma’s new president:
The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar’s reformist new President Thein Sein – a name he also botched.
In addition, Obama was quick to use the Burmese regime’s preferred word “Myanmar”, to describe Burma, which is not the term officially used by the US government, or by Burma’s opposition activists.
Obama used the word “Myanmar,” the preferred terminology of the former military government and currently nominally civilian government, rather than use “Burma,” the former name of the country, and the one preferred by Aung San Suu Kyi as well as the name the U.S. uses.