A Thai newspaper has changed its name following a speech President Trump made in Ohio on Thursday in which he mispronounced the country’s name as “Thighland.”
Speaking at a Whirlpool Factory, Trump complained about foreign competitors moving their factories to prevent a level playing field and to avoid liability.
“Shifting production to Thighland, and to Vietnam – ‘ Trump then repeated himself to correct the pronunciation of Thailand, adding: “Two places that – I like their leaders very much – do they take advantage of the United States? Not so much anymore.”
Trump was mocked widely online for this and the Thai Enquirer poked fun at the President by changing its Twitter handle to the “Thigh Enquirer.”
They also put together a video explaining how his mispronunciation wasn’t the worst part of his speech, criticising him for praising their controversial leader.
We made a short explainer video of how Thais see #Thighland-gate and how the mispronunciation by Trump wasn't the worst part of his speech to Thais. #Thailand #Trump #ประชาชนปลดแอก pic.twitter.com/mHgsOFMX8Y— Thigh Enquirer (@ThaiEnquirer) August 7, 2020
They also made fun of Dinesh D’Souza, an Indian-American Trump supporter who said he had pronounced it correctly.
Social media users shared their amusement of the newspaper's name change.
Vietnamese journalist Sen Nguyen wrote that they had beaten everyone at trolling Trump.
Thigh Enquirer just beat everyone at trolling Trump. https://t.co/gEqfp3by69— Sen Nguyen (@findingsen) August 7, 2020
While Thai journalist Ryn Jirenuwat said it was well played.
I already have a 'Thigh Enquirer' subscription. Don't tell the wife!— Robin Gillham (@RobinGillham) August 7, 2020