On Thursday during President Trump’s “Salute to America” speech, the President revised U.S. History when he said the Continental Army “took the airports” during the Revolutionary War.
The gaffe spawned several Twitter hashtags, some of which are currently trending on Friday.
Dearest Martha:— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 5, 2019
Our retreat from Manhattan after the battle against General Howe was ensured by a providential fog with which He saw fit to deliver.
The Almighty has also seen fit that said fog has grounded Howe’s tacair units at LaGuardia.#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories
“One if by land, two if by Gate C.” #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Matt O’Malley (@MattOMalley) July 5, 2019
As the Red Coats advanced through the terminal, we knew our time was running short. Morale was depleted, boarding began in mere minutes. “Hold them at the Hudson [News]!” Washington commanded. The battle of Logan Intl had begun. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Mark Riffenburg (@ItsJustMarkNV) July 5, 2019
Our stand was brave, but we were overwhelmed by an Airbus A380 worth of British troops. Just when all hope was lost, a voice beckoned from baggage claim: “Friendlys!!” We retreated to cover, and if only for a moment were safe with our supermelts. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Mark Riffenburg (@ItsJustMarkNV) July 5, 2019
Dearest Abagail,— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) July 5, 2019
Delays at JFK.
Anticipate gate change snafus at O’Hare.
Supplies are dwindling.
Down to only Corn Nuts.
Thank God they’re Nacho Cheese.
Morale is low.
Afraid only an upgrade to business will lift troop spirits.
On Friday before departing to New Jersey asked about the revisionist History, President Trump blamed the teleprompter for the mistake, saying it went “kaput,” right “in the middle of that sentence.”
So, if TRUMP is claiming he knew the speech well enough to deliver it from memory (even with the Teleprompter malfunctioning), does that mean that the Revolutionary Army airports bit was in the prepared text? https://t.co/KO1k3sE6le— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 5, 2019
Of course! How could anyone know there were no airports in 1776 if their teleprompter ain't workin'?https://t.co/e6bJFhKLlZ— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) July 5, 2019
Cut @realDonaldTrump some slack, will ya? He's right. That happens all the time. I gave a Powerpoint biz presentation once & the thing went "kaput!" & caused me to say the Earth was flat & the moon was made of cheese. Wasn't my fault. #Trump #4thofJuly https://t.co/5rmS7txC8Y— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) July 5, 2019
Teleprompter or no teleprompter you’d think the President of the free world would know that airports didn’t exist during the founding of the Country, but at the same time, this is a man, who said his dad was born in Germany. On three separate occasions.
It also makes one question, was the gaffe written into the speech or was President Trump winging it?
The next time he uses a #TelePrompTer can the guy/gal running it type in “I hereby resign the office of the President of the United States effective immediately”? I know a few people who would be eternally grateful.— Brenda Lee (@leebren9) July 5, 2019