If you were wondering just how utterly incompetent the Trump administration is, consider this: A federal agency just listed the fictional nation of Wakanda — made famous in the movie “Black Panther — as a trade partner.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
According to NBC News:
“Wakanda’s free trade agreement with the United States wasn’t forever.
“Until Wednesday afternoon, the fictional country from the popular 2018 Marvel superhero movie ‘Black Panther’ was listed as a free trade agreement partner of the United States on the Agricultural Tariff Tracker maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.”
Here’s a screenshot from the USDA website:
“Over the past few weeks, the Foreign Agricultural Service staff who maintain the Tariff Tracker have been using test files to ensure that the system is running properly. The Wakanda information should have been removed after testing and has now been taken down.”
Well of course it’s been taken down; you got caught!
Francis Tseng, a fellow at the Jain Family Institute, was the first to catch the Wakanda reference. Tseng noted:
“I definitely did a double take. Googled Wakanda to make sure it was actually fiction, and I wasn’t misremembering. I mean, I couldn’t believe it.”
Wakanda is listed as a US free trade partner on the USDA website?? pic.twitter.com/xcq1OFTIPh
— Francis Tseng (@frnsys) December 18, 2019
Social media had a field day with the mistake:
So do we, or do we not have free trade with Wakanda? Also where are things at on negotiations with Agrabah? https://t.co/g18e8WtXWF
— Christopher Heath (@CHeathWFTV) December 18, 2019
The USDA has Wakanda listed as an official trade partner on its website…
Trump made America so great that even fictitious super hero countries wanna do business with us. pic.twitter.com/MKvdG8LMqU
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) December 18, 2019
What’s next? Captain America as Secretary of Defense?
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