Archiv: 4th of July

05.07.2019 - 20:40 [ Boston Globe ]

Trump blames teleprompter for statement that Revolutionary War army ‘took over the airports’

“Actually right in the middle of that sentence, it went out,” Trump said when asked about the comment. “And that’s not a good feeling, when you’re standing in front of millions and millions of people on television.”

Trump’s speech was part of his July 4th “Salute to America,” which critics blasted as an attempt to politicize a nonpartisan holiday.

05.07.2019 - 20:37 [ ]

President Trump Said Revolutionary War Troops ‚Took Over the Airports‘ in His Fourth of July Speech

Other observant listeners picked up on a second historical error in the speech. Trump’s reference to Fort McHenry and “rockets’ red glare”––the Battle of Baltimore at which the words to the “Star-Spangled Banner” were written––took place during the War of 1812, not the Revolutionary War.