Trump has proved that he cares quite less when it’s about factual data. In the past, several newspapers have claimed Trump of lying to the public in case of certain facts from the history. This time Trump got caught in the middle of the independence day speech, he said that 1775 revolutionary army took over airports. Now, this is something to contemplate. He praised the army for taking over the airports from the British army in the late 1700s.
Trump had made this speech at the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. The speech was a part of this 4th of July regime and the celebrations pertaining to the auspicious day. He became the first president to address the country on the independence day. Trump had decided to give a scripted address instead or impromptu one. He praised the achievements of Americans in various fields and also praised the events of the independence which resulted into a strong America. He later paid tribute to each branch of the military which played a successful role.
In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified army out of the revolutionary forces encamped around Boston and New York… The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware, and seized the victory from Conrwallis of Yorktown.
Our army took over the airports and manned the air. And at Fort McHenry, It had nothing but victory.
Trump while praising the army, the way it played its role, suddenly caused embarrassment when he said that the revolutionary army manned the air and took over the airports. Trump probably forgot that he had praised the Right Brothers in his earlier speeches. The Right Brothers had flown the first plane of the world in 1903. It wasn’t before the early 19s that airports could have existed.
Some astute listener picked up another mistake and pointed it out at Twitter.
Yes. Fort McHenry is the War of 1812 site connected to the anthem. He was stumbling a bit here and made a confusingly rapid transition from the Revolution to 1814. https://t.co/F7LFrRjTA1— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 4, 2019
The Battle of Fort McHenry occurred during the war of 1812 and not in the American revolutionary war which took place several decades later. The chronological order in Trump’s mind was not right.