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Trump Blames Rain And Teleprompter For Claiming Revolutionary Army ‘Took Over The Airports’ In 1775

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Trump Blames Rain And Teleprompter For Claiming Revolutionary Army ‘Took Over The Airports’ In 1775




President Trump on Friday blamed inclement weather and a malfunctioning teleprompter for remarks he made during his Fourth of July address, in which he mistakenly claimed Revolutionary Army soldiers “took over airports” in 1775.

“Yeah, the teleprompter went out, it kept going off,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn. “And then, in the end, it just went out, it went kaput. So I could have said… and actually, right in the middle of that sentence, it went out. And that’s not a good feeling when you’re standing in front of millions and millions of people on television – and I don’t know what the final count was – but that went all the way back to the Washington Monument.”

“And I guess the rain knocked out the teleprompter,” he added. “So, but no it’s not that. I knew the speech very well, so I was able to do it without a teleprompter.”



Reading from his teleprompter during a rainstorm on Thursday, the president recalled the creation of the Army by the Continental Congress in 1775: “The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter at Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do.”

“And at Fort McHenry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory,” he continued.

His gaffe quickly went viral across Twitter after many noted that the first successful airplane flight by the Wright Brothers did not occur until 1903.

The hashtag #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories began to trend online Thursday night.





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