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In May 2008, Barack Obama said he had been to fifty-seven states in the U.S. How many states are there in the US? Yes = there are 57 because the President has said so. No = there are only 50 states in the union, and the President was wrong.

Asked by: bigdave
In May 2008, Barack Obama said he had been to fifty-seven states in the U.S. How many states are there in the US? Yes = there are 57 because the President has said so. No = there are only 50 states in the union, and the President was wrong.
  • Maybe He was also speaking of the territories

    Puerto Rico, for example, is a territory which possibly may become a state. At this point in time when this was stated, he could have possibly been referring to America's handful of territories in which he would hope would become states soon. If you think about it, it makes more sense when you include the territories. No, our president is not stupid, and you know, he may not have slept well the night before, which happens to everyone. The only way to find out for sure would be to ask Barack Obama himself.

  • You are miss counting

    You forgot to count Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Mariana and, the most important Mexico and Colombia. Coming from a Nobel prize that have three wars it make sense. There is nothing more to say, but I need to fill the form in order that I can send it. Done

  • No. He was speaking of something else.

    Check out: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2078696/posts

    And "The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has 57 members, 56 of which are also member states of the United Nations. Some, especially in West Africa, are – though with large Muslim populations – not necessarily Muslim majority countries. A few countries with significant Muslim populations, such as Russia and Thailand, sit as Observer States, while others, such as India and Ethiopia, are not members.
    The collective population of OIC member states is over 1.4 billion as of 2008." from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_of_the_Islamic_Conference#Member_states

  • There are 50

    Of course there are only 50 states within the United States of America. President Barack Obama just made a mistake when he said that he was visiting 57 states. He must have been mistaken. I hope that he knows there are only 50 states. There are a lot of people (Americans) who do not know how many states there are in the US.


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