Some Americans Don’t Know Who Washington, D.C. is Named After
As Forrest Gump says in the eponymous 1994 classic film, stupid is as stupid does.
In a YouTube video, media analyst, author and conspiracy theorist Mark Dice took to the beaches of San Diego to ask passersby who our nation’s capital is named after
Spoiler: The capital is Washington, D.C., and it’s named after George Washington, the first president of the United States.
Several of those who appear in the video can’t name the capital city. Those who can are still stymied by the namesake.
„Our nation’s capital is Washington, D.C.,“ one young man says with conviction, „and I don’t know who it’s named after!“
The icing on this deeply disappointing cake: An Italian tourist knew the answer immediately and was shocked that some Americans did not.