By now you've likely heard of the latest worldwide embarrassment coming out of Donald Trump's mouth.
Trump claims that Finland has better fire marshaling because they "rake their forests." Newsweek:
“I was with the president of Finland and he said: ‘We have a much different—we’re a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation, and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things. And they don’t have any problem.”
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö addressed Trump's comments head-on on Sunday, asserting that he never touted the country's forest "raking and cleaning" skills.
“I mentioned [to] him that Finland is a land covered by forests and we also have a good monitoring system and network,” Niinistö reportedly told Ilta-Sanomat, Finland's second-largest newspaper. He also recalled telling Trump that Finns "take care of our forests."
Turns out Finnish Twitter has a great sense of humor. The hashtag #haravonti means "raking":
Update: Josh Marshall's reader explains patiently why Trump is so very, very wrong. - Karoli