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Donald Trump says locals pronounce Nevada wrong

Posted at 7:21 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 02:36:32-04

New York native Donald Trump's latest campaign swing through Nevada included a lecture to supporters at a rally in Reno about the correct way to pronounce the name of their state. He insists it's "Neh-VAH-da."
The Republican presidential candidate performed an exaggerated form of his preferred his pronunciation from the stage at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Wednesday afternoon.
He declared that "nobody says it the other way."
The confused silence from the crowd mixed with a few shouts of disagreement indicated that quite a few Nevadans pronounce their home state "Neh-VAD-uh."

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American Bridge, a group that supports Hillary Clinton, immediately put up a web video declaring that Trump was "looking like an idiot" for getting the name wrong.

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, who has been highly critical of Trump, also released a statement.

"If Donald Trump wants to come down from the penthouse his daddy bought him to lecture us on how to say Nevada, he could at least pronounce it correctly," Reid said.

Recent visitor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who was at Springs Preserve stumping for Hillary Clinton, said Nevada wrong before correcting herself. First Lady Michelle Obama has done the same.

Meanwhile, Steve Wynn, who has lived in the Silver State for decades, also pronounces it wrong.