President Donald Trump had an accidental flub while reading his Fourth of July speech on the teleprompter. According to Trump, the U.S. Army, which was founded in 1775 protected the country by shutting down the airports.
Trump, seemingly confused about when the flight at Kitty Hawk took place, celebrated the work of grounding all aircraft in the 1700s that didn't yet exist.
One person differed on the claim that Trump made it about the Revolutionary War. Instead, Trump used it in a section about the War of 1812.
I missed this one. Apparently there were airports during the War of 1812. I did not know that. #BiffHistory https://t.co/qZx6fCoayL— Bob Cesca (@Bob Cesca) 1562284973.0
The internet didn't waste any time unleashing their own hilarious Revolutionary War stories about what they experienced when the "airports" were closed.
You can read the best of the best below:
Adding “Airports” to the text of the TelePrompTer speech on War of 1812? Well played Deep State. Well played.… https://t.co/6WIF69JUPU— Malcolm Nance (@Malcolm Nance) 1562285207.0
Dearest Harold, Please expect a delay of about a fortnight. I've been detained by security forces for carrying thre… https://t.co/NMJ9qvyJFW— 🌞 Kim Sherrell (@🌞 Kim Sherrell) 1562293286.0
#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories Even back then, there were always Flight Delays on Colonial Airways, since there we… https://t.co/OWDCMNvVIh— Covfefe Shecky Jones,King Of Shade👑 aka BROLENE🔞 (@Covfefe Shecky Jones,King Of Shade👑 aka BROLENE🔞) 1562290793.0
[Valley Forge, March 1778] SOLDIER: But Gen. Washington, how will we defeat the British? Our shoes have been destr… https://t.co/z0DJZJL146— Johnny Newspaperless (@Johnny Newspaperless) 1562288277.0
Dearest Martha, Please ensure to pack our socks. We shant ride in the flying carriage whilst having our feet expos… https://t.co/LomzdrrqRd— ᑕᕼᑌᑎK (@ᑕᕼᑌᑎK) 1562285195.0
Please stop opening the exit door inflight. Just to remind everyone: the outhouse is on the “inside” of the plane.… https://t.co/CKbomQyVD0— Steve Kish (@Steve Kish) 1562291595.0
@chunkled @rosedox PAUL REVERE: British Airways is coming!!! British Airways is coming!!! #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Olive Stem (@Olive Stem) 1562289812.0
It’s always difficult for me to store my picture ID in the overhead because my best pic is a 6 foot portrait of me… https://t.co/54iAYxYdES— Steve Kish (@Steve Kish) 1562290215.0
(Boston, 1775) Remember Paul, 1 lantern if the British invade by land, 2 if by sea, and 3 if by Air, Ok? #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Nik Childers (@Nik Childers) 1562290199.0
You are now free to move about the colonies. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Bill (@Bill) 1562292277.0
We beat the British because they had to connect through Atlanta. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Steve Kish (@Steve Kish) 1562287556.0
Little known fact: The Boston Tea Party was *not* in anger over British taxation but rather because Spirit Airline… https://t.co/PPCsZPuwjo— Johnny Newspaperless (@Johnny Newspaperless) 1562291343.0
We defeated the British when the U.S. Army killed power to the escalators and announced a last minute gate change a… https://t.co/qjEh1qDjCP— Dr. New Carolyn (@Dr. New Carolyn) 1562289546.0
@chunkled From the flight deck: If you look out the left-hand side of the aircraft you will see George Washington c… https://t.co/v5iC6XebxQ— Al In a Pear Tree Lawn Service Partridge 🇺🇸 (@Al In a Pear Tree Lawn Service Partridge 🇺🇸) 1562286644.0
Through jests and tomfoolery in the TSA line our boys succeeded in closing every airport in the colony, nary a musk… https://t.co/ebBSCgePWj— pamela hathaway (@pamela hathaway) 1562293608.0
The traitor Benedict Arnold was captured at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport when he was caught tapping… https://t.co/YJBxeN3ynp— Mere Browns Fan (@Mere Browns Fan) 1562291320.0
If Washington hadn't secured the airport the Bowling Green Massacre would have been much worse. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Jim (@Jim) 1562290494.0
#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories Soldier's letter to home: "wait for me my love, the battle of Jet Blue will soon en… https://t.co/AlQIkjAzbi— Indivisible TDCA (@Indivisible TDCA) 1562292856.0
Dearest Martha, I write you as I fly over the Delaware. Our men are despondent, we are down to our last packet of p… https://t.co/nX2YLwZeiU— Dr. Genius, Somewhat (@Dr. Genius, Somewhat) 1562293569.0