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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Neh-vah-duh say Neh-vah-da again, Reno Republicans tell Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lectured Nevada supporters on pronunciation (AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lectured Nevada supporters on pronunciation (AP)

New York native Donald Trump was branded an idiot by Democrats when he tried to lecture his Nevada supporters on how to correctly pronounce the name of their state.

The Republican presidential candidate performed an exaggerated form of "Neh-VAH-da", his preferred pronunciation from the stage of a rally in Reno, declaring that "nobody says it the other way".

But the confused silence from the crowd mixed with a few shouts of disagreement indicated that quite a few Nevadans pronounce their home state "Neh-VAD-uh".

American Bridge, a group that supports Democrat rival Hillary Clinton, immediately put up a web video declaring that Mr Trump was "looking like an idiot" for getting the name wrong.

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