Speaking at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump mispronounced the name of the state. Not only did Trump give the incorrect pronunciation, he insisted his way was the correct way to say it, telling the crowd, "Nobody says it the other way. It has to be Nevaaaaahhhhhda."
The candidate added a warning to those who might not heed his advice, saying, "And if you don't say it correctly — and it didn't happen to me, it happened to a friend of mine — he was killed."
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As you might expect, Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid took exception to Trump's screw up.
If Trump wants to come down from the penthouse his daddy bought him to lecture us on Nevada, he could at least pronounce it correctly.— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) October 6, 2016
Trump is not the first public person to mispronounce Nevada. During the 2008 presidential contest, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams fumbled the name, pronouncing it the same way Trump did. Within minutes, the network was swarmed with calls and emails from viewers who were outraged. Some were so offended they pledged to never watch the NBC Nightly News again.
A few days later, Williams introduced a segment correcting his error and educating everyone on how to pronounce the name of our 36th state.
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