July 05, 2019
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump read most of his Independence Day speech from a prepared text, but stumbled on his history at one point: He talked about airports during the American Revolution.

"Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over airports," Trump said of the fighting force created by the Continental Congress in 1775.
There was no air travel in 18th Century America.
The full riff:
"In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified Army out of the Revolutionary Forces encamped around Boston and New York, and named after the great George Washington, commander in chief. The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown.
"Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, 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."

Donald Trump trips up on history in 4th of July speech, mentions airports during Revolutionary War
One other note: The battle at Fort McHenry that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" took place during the War of 1812, not the American Revolution.
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Nikki and Brie Bella take us inside their closets, talk pregnancy style | Page Six Celebrity News
April 01, 2020
T9art86o6FI
Is ‘Bigger’ better? BET+ sex scene review | Page Six Celebrity News
April 01, 2020
1XBLbXU1rPQ
Are Tyler Cameron and Hannah Brown dating? TikToks hints at romance | Page Six Celebrity News
March 27, 2020
gkwXOYkNxNA
"Tiger King": Where Is Carole Baskin Now? | E! News
April 01, 2020
_Tjmkw0FPi4
Angelina Jolie Reveals Maddox's Plans During College Closure | E! News
April 01, 2020
hlCyOpvkRdA
Kardashians' Fight Pt. 2, Sophie Turner Trolls Joe Jonas & More | E! News
April 01, 2020
wkyjjRVmIFk
Amazon Delivery Driver Caught Peeing in Homeowner's Driveway | TMZ
April 02, 2020
NKP5FG7-03c
'Tiger King' Star Doc Antle Says Joe Exotic Got Screwed, Others Got Away | TMZ
April 02, 2020
oAZ9EaORXfg
Dr. Will Kirby Rips Colleagues for Hoarding Much Needed Medical Supplies | TMZ
April 01, 2020
KtXH2cXRBSA
'Ozark' Star Julia Garner Dishes on Season 3 and More
April 02, 2020
VeGwZ7qh1Y0
'Tiger King': Joe Exotic's Fourth Husband Dillon Speaks Out
April 01, 2020
vIVHtkWYsbw
'The Bachelor' Star Colton Underwood Opens Up About Covid-19 Diagnosis on Variety Live
March 31, 2020
7CgTPS7nPAc
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Inter Milan
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Manchester City
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Everton
08
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Madrid
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Genoa
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Sociedad
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Sevilla
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk u5xQKdNqazE 56CdjlzJqSA kw7uFRs-Az0 xNv0JZWLV7w
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.