Donald Trump says American revolutionary army took over airports in 1775

Recalling the significance of July 4th, President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered a speech at the "Salute to America" event, which was held at the Lincoln Memorial in National Mall on the occasion of Independence Day celebration.

Now he's blaming his teleprompter. The teleprompter went out, ' the president told reporters at the White House on Friday.

"We must go forward as a nation with that same unity of objective", Trump said.

"I've always said, if you run for president, you shouldn't be allowed to use teleprompters", Trump said in 2015.

Trump has a conflicted relationship with teleprompters. "And it was hard to look at it anyway".

He also claimed, falsely, the media "generally" liked his speech.

"We're here today because we want to denounce Donald Trump politicizing and militarizing the Fourth of July, which is supposed to be a day that we come together for barbecues, tofu burgers, frankfurters, picnics, celebrations, fireworks, and instead he's turned it into a very divisive time".

Trump is marshaling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for this year's Independence Day celebration.

Yes. Fort McHenry is the War of 1812 site connected to the anthem.

It is expected to be a show of strength, with the usa military playing a starring role alongside President Trump.

"It is the chronicle of courageous citizens who never give up on the dream of a better and brighter future", Trump said from a stage at the Lincoln Memorial set up behind bullet-proof glass in front of thousands of Americans that joined the President on the National Mall.

In that speech, he seemed to become confused about the various details of the War of Independence, specifically claiming that U.S. freedom fighters took over airports in their efforts to seize sovereignty from the British.

Critics pointed out the rebels could not have seized airports more than a century before the first powered flight - credited to the Wright brothers in 1903 - took off. Multiple flyovers involving US Navy's Blue Angels and music highlighted his speech.

Trump himself adhered to a strictly patriotic, nonpartisan note during his address to a massive crowd, as he cited numerous historical tales of valor.

The White House did not release a text of the speech that had been prepared for him so it's not known what he meant to say.

White House officials sought to counter the criticism by stressing that the president would deliver a patriotic speech at the Lincoln Memorial during an event that he has billed as honoring the USA armed forces.

  • Leroy Wright