U.S. President Donald Trump seems to have no idea what he's talking about when it comes to Lebanese political party and organization, Hezbollah.
This became clear, during a Tuesday press conference that took place after he met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is currently on an official trip to the U.S.
The visit's main aim is "to rally support in the administration and Congress for economic and diplomatic support as Lebanon copes with more than a million refugees from the Syrian war next door," The Washington Post reported.
After their oval meeting, Hariri and Trump held a press conference where everything seemed to be going according to plan until the U.S. president was asked about Hezbollah - a political and military organization, who's also part of the Lebanese parliament.
When asked about his position on the group, who has constantly faced U.S. sanctions and condemnation, Trump's responses were quite puzzling, to say the least.
Trump thinks Lebanon is fighting Hezbollah
During the press conference, Trump labeled Hezbollah a terrorist group and a "menace."
He also went on to add that “Lebanon is on the front lines in the fight against Isis, al-Qaeda and Hezbollah."
The problem with that is Lebanon isn't on the front lines against Hezbollah - who's, in fact, a political partner of Hariri and his government.
According to The Washington Post, "it was not clear whether Trump was confused about that, or simply misspoke."
Erroneously stating that Lebanon is in a fight against Hezbollah wasn't the only mistake Trump made during the press conference.
In follow up questions about his position on the group and the additional sanctions his government introduced against it earlier last week, the U.S. president's answers seemed quite clueless.
"I'll be making my position very clear in the next 24 hours, we're going to see what is exactly taking place. I have meetings with some of my very expert military representatives and others, so I'll be making that decision very shortly, okay?" he answered.
When the reporter pressed with: "What about his role in Syria and the region?," Trump asked: "Who's role?"
After it was made clear that the question was about Hezbollah, he said:
"I'll be talking about that tomorrow."
Pretty well informed answers, no?
Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army are both fighting terrorism
Trump's statements come just a week after the Lebanese Army, the Syrian Army, and Hezbollah launched attacks against terrorist groups who have continuously threatened Lebanon's internal security.
The groups have been based in Lebanon's Arsal Mountains, an area close to the Syria-Lebanon borders, for years.
According to Al Jazeera, Hezbollah has now said that "it is close to driving out Jabhat Fateh al-Sham fighters from the Syria-Lebanon frontier."
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham is the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda that was previously known as al-Nusra Front.