White House calls Xi Jinping the president of Taiwan in embarrassing gaffe: Shanghaiist

Donald Trump’s White House has become the target of mockery yet again after making an awkward diplomatic boo-boo on an official release at the G20 over the weekend. In a White House transcript of remarks made by Trump prior to his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hamburg, Xi is referred to as “President Xi of the Republic of China” by the Office of Press Secretary Sean Spicer.Of course, Xi is, in fact, the President of the People’s Republic of China, while the Republic of China is what the government of Taiwan calls itself — a rather important distinction and something that social media users were quick to point out.

Source: White House calls Xi Jinping the president of Taiwan in embarrassing gaffe: Shanghaiist