The Virgin Islands is a US island territory that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria after first being hit by Hurricane Irma.
While the USA region's lawmaking body has a President, the president was likely alluding to Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp, with whom Trump met not long ago. "We're going to be there as Americans", Trump said.
The Virgin Islands have a governor named Kenneth Mapp, whom we assume is the person who Trump met with two weeks ago and assumed was the "President" of the USA territory.
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Trump on Friday addressed the US government's response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
After saying that Puerto Rico was "a country that already had its challenges before this storm", Perry was interrupted by Rep Kathy Castor who told him "It's America". CNN reporter Hunter Schwarz chimed in, "He meets the president of the Virgin Islands daily, in fact". He also did not seem to know where Puerto Rico is, describing it to reporters as "an island sitting in the middle of an ocean - and it's a big ocean, a really, really big ocean".
Nevertheless, this isn't the first time someone in the Trump administration has revealed a shaky grasp of US geography.