President Trump faced a lot of heat on Friday after making a gaffe during his Fourth of July speech on the National Mall Thursday night. In his remarks, Trump claimed that Revolutionary Army soldiers not only "manned the air" and "rammed the ramparts," but it “took over airports” in 1775 too. That sparked a hashtag, #RevolutionaryWarAirports, giving social media users another chance to mock 45. Several folks used New York's LaGuardia airport as an entertaining example.
The tide turned against the British when their gunpowder was re-routed through Newark and arrived at the wrong carousel at LaGuardia. They only received a voucher for 5 shillings for the inconvenience, sealing their fate against the Continental Army. #RevolutionaryWarAirports pic.twitter.com/NW6hSDD8Z8— Lis ?? ?????? (@Ameligatha) July 5, 2019
Dear Prudence,— Scott Williams (@jswilliams1962) July 5, 2019
We missed out flight when the TSA discovered my musket hidden in my carry on bag.
Also, I couldn’t get my cell phone to charge because electricity hasn’t been invented yet. #RevolutionaryWarAirports
Asked about the mishap on Friday, Trump blamed the teleprompter.
“Actually right in the middle of that sentence, it went out,” Trump reportedly said. “And that’s not a good feeling, when you’re standing in front of millions and millions of people on television.”
Despite the unfortunate error, Trump's "Salute to America" event was all-American and not even close to being the campaign rally his critics were expecting. Instead of highlighting his own agenda, Trump spent most of the time talking about some of our old, beloved American heroes. And bystanders said the B-2 stealth bombers and Navy Blue Angel flyovers were a treat.