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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.

Wits promptly took to Twitter with the hashtags #RevolutionaryWarAirports and #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories.


Here are a few humorous highlights:


Nik Childers @Truckeepix 21h21 hours ago

(Boston, 1775) Remember Paul, 1 lantern if the British invade by land, 2 if by sea, and 3 if by Air, Ok? 



Roberta Murphy @Roberta1776 20h20 hours ago

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


Patti Odette Althoff @PattiAlthoff

TSA takes forever when your ID is a 6 foot oil painting. #revolutionarywarairports


Bearsheba @Kupferer 19h19 hours ago

Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, please pick up the white courtesy horn.



Miss Peacock @AltPeapup 18h18 hours ago

Actual footage of the Battle of LaGuardia. #RevolutionaryWarAirports


D Patek @familypast 10h10 hours ago

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


Steve Redmond @sjredmond 10h10 hours ago

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


Deb Amlen @DebAmlen

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. 



ᑕᕼᑌᑎK‏ @chunkled

Dearest Martha, Please ensure to pack our socks. We shant ride in the flying carriage whilst having our feet exposed. George


Covfefe Jones- King Of Shade@King_Of_Shade  19h19 hours ago

#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories The Battle of Baggage Claim (1776) Many Lives were lost. And Bags too. Some people are saying it was the worst massacre they had ever seen. Art from @Acyn


Actual conversation I just had with someone. I’m calling this “How to write an @nbcsnl skit in one easy text” #revolutionarywar #RevolutionaryWarAirport


SuzieR @rue_berger

Replying to @King_Of_Shade

Flights readying for takeoff at first colonial #RevolutionaryWarAirport






True Colors

Of all the wonderful Pro-America reporting opportunities from yesterday, and yet this is what you chose to highlight. This shows how out of touch you are with the majority of the country. THIS is the “nonpartisan” “unbiased” ECM we see everyday, showing their true colors, and those colors sadly are not Red White & Blue! You folks hate Trump more than you love America and that fact is on display everyday. Buckle up, get ready for four more years!

Amazing Grace

It is amazing how patriotism gets bashed, when the underlying intent is "God bless America, our President and Commander in Chief, Constitution, Rule of law, flag, Sovereignty etc". Yes, and why "folks" hate President Trump? Escapes me, I judge people by what they do, not what they say and Mr. Trump has worked hard on all those attributes that make my country great!

Finding humor and fault

I give our President 100% for a great presentation of our history and Republic. Nit picking a simple error after a great tribute to our history and accomplishments is politics. God bless President Trump & America!