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:

When contacted by NBC about the bizarre listing on the tariff tracking site, the USDA said they had been testing the system and used Wakanda instead of an actual U.S. trading partner:

“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.”

Social media had a field day with the mistake:

What’s next? Captain America as Secretary of Defense?

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