President Trump: “The Continental Army suffered a bitter winner at Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our Army manned the air, it ran the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do.” pic.twitter.com/fFA4inGJJF
— The Hill (@thehill) July 5, 2019
Courtesy of TPM:
President Donald Trump ended a baffling line of his Fourth of July speech with the assertion that Revolutionary War armies “took over airports” — which would have been quite a shock to the citizenry of the late-18th century who had not yet invented them.
“Our army manned the amperts, ran the ramparts and took over the airports, it did everything it had to do,” Trump seemed to say. “And at Fort McHenry, under ‘the rocket’s red glare,’ it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant.”
There were, of course, no planes in the sky in 1775 and therefore no airports that needed to be captured.
As I told you yesterday I did not watch a single minute of this speech so I am just now learning of the small turnout, the lightning strikes, and Trump’s numerous lies and misstatements.
Sounds like it was just as big of s shit show as many of us predicted.