East County News Service
July 5, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – During a Fourth of July Salute to America in Washington D.C. yesterday featuring fireworks, tanks and a flyover by military planes, President Donald Trump made a statement filled with historical gaffes, prompting wits to take to Twitter in response.
While speaking of the Revolutionary War in 1775 that resulted in American independence from Britain, Trump stated, “The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter in Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our army manned the airports, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rockets’ red glare, it had nothing but victory.” View video.
The first reported airplane flight wasn’t until 1903 with the Wright Brothers, long after both the Revolutionary War and the later War of 1812 at which Fort McHenry was bombarded by British ships, not America’s army.
The White House has blamed a teleprompter that failed for the President’s ad libbed inaccuracies.
Here are a few humorous highlights:
(Boston, 1775) Remember Paul, 1 lantern if the British invade by land, 2 if by sea, and 3 if by Air, Ok?
Our forward thinking generals have captured all of the airports. If Congress will fund holding them for the next 120 years we may yet win this war. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories
TSA takes forever when your ID is a 6 foot oil painting. #revolutionarywarairports
Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, please pick up the white courtesy horn.
Actual footage of the Battle of LaGuardia. #RevolutionaryWarAirports
On behalf of General Washington and the entire crew, welcome aboard Continental Airlines flight 1776, with non-stop service to Yorktown and continuing on to Fort McHenry. #RevolutionaryWarAirports
Dearest Betsy: It was the most hellish of flights across the Potomac. I sat beside a gentleman extolling the virtues of The Mad king. He wore a red cap emblazoned with the slogan ‘Make the Colonies Great Again’. Next time I‘ll take a boat. Love George #RevolutionaryWarAirports
My dear Frederick, They continue to hold us prisoner. All we have been given to eat are small portions of miniature pretzels, and no ale or mead. They torture us with stories of some
mythical being called a “beverage cart,” yet it does not appear.
Dearest Martha, Please ensure to pack our socks. We shant ride in the flying carriage whilst having our feet exposed. George
Replying to @King_Of_Shade
Flights readying for takeoff at first colonial #RevolutionaryWarAirport