Trump faults rain, teleprompter for flub about 'airports' during American Revolution

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that a teleprompter mishap led to his much-mocked July Fourth flub in which he talked about defending airports during the American Revolution. "The teleprompter went out," Trump told reporters as he left ...

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The AP's fact check of Trump's July 4th speech on American military history

2 years ago by Boston.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — On one of the rare occasions that President Donald Trump stuck to the script, he says the script failed him. Trump's recitation of highlights from American history in his Fourth of July speech detoured into a mashup of war and centuries.

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The AP's fact check of Trump's July 4th speech on American military history
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Trump blames rain and teleprompter for his July 4 speech gaffe

2 years ago by AOL

President Trump on Friday blamed inclement weather and a malfunctioning teleprompter for flubbing part of his Independence Day speech. During the rain-soaked “Salute to America” event, Trump made a reference to nonexistent airports during the ...

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Trump blames rain and teleprompter for his July 4 speech gaffe
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Donald Trump Flys Off the Handle in July Fourth Speech, Talmbout Airports During Revolutionary War

2 years ago by The Root

The flub — coming amid intense criticism of Trump departing from presidential norms and “politicizing” what historically has been the nonpartisan nature of July Fourth celebrations — had the hashtag #TrumpSpeechFail trending on Twitter some 24 hours later ...

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Donald Trump Flys Off the Handle in July Fourth Speech, Talmbout Airports During Revolutionary War
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Evening in America: What it felt like on Trump's Fourth of July

2 years ago by Washington Post

[Trump extols U.S. military might in Fourth of July speech as jets fly over Washington]. As the military flyovers continued, 18-year-old Lucia Driessen ventured into the crowd blowing a whistle and holding a sign that said, “TRUMP DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOU ...

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Evening in America: What it felt like on Trump's Fourth of July
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Trump says malfunctioning teleprompter to blame for 'airport' gaffe in July 4th speech

2 years ago by Fox News

President Trump on Friday blamed a malfunctioning teleprompter for a gaffe in his Independence Day speech in which he mistakenly said the Army took over airports during the American Revolution and seemed to confuse that war with the War of 1812.

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Trump says malfunctioning teleprompter to blame for 'airport' gaffe in July 4th speech
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Trump soars with July Fourth speech

2 years ago by Washington Times

Naysayers, critics, political opponents and Democrats and most mainstream media talking heads predicted President Donald Trump's Fourth of July speech would go over like a campaign rally, filled with self-congratulatory platform-type talk and grandiose ...

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Trump soars with July Fourth speech
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Trump's Fourth of July history speech: Turns out there weren't airports back then

2 years ago by Washington Post

President Trump broke with decades of tradition Thursday by not only attending the Independence Day celebration on the Mall in Washington but making a speech as part of his 'Salute to America.' It wasn't the usual lock-her-up-no-collusion-fake-news fare ...

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Trump's Fourth of July history speech: Turns out there weren't airports back then
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Trump Commandeers the Fourth of July

2 years ago by The Atlantic

His speech—the first July 4 address given by a president on the National Mall since Harry Truman in 1951—was unusual, by Trump standards. There was little in the way of self-congratulation; no insults were hurled at enemies. For roughly 45 minutes, the ...

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Trump Commandeers the Fourth of July
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Evening in America: What it felt like on Trump's 4th of July

2 years ago by Washington Post

[Trump extols U.S. military might in Fourth of July speech as jets fly over Washington]. As the military flyovers continued, 18-year-old Lucia Driessen ventured into the crowd blowing a whistle and holding a sign that said, “TRUMP DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOU ...

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Evening in America: What it felt like on Trump's 4th of July
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In July Fourth Speech, Trump Says We 'Took Over Airports' While Fighting the Revolutionary War

2 years ago by PEOPLE.com

In a largely apolitical speech for the Fourth of July commemorating the history of America's triumphs, President Donald Trump got a bit of America's history wrong when he referred to the Continental Army “[taking] over airports” while fighting the British in the ...

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In July Fourth Speech, Trump Says We 'Took Over Airports' While Fighting the Revolutionary War
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Trump Largely Sticks to the Script at Soggy 'Salute to America' Rally

2 years ago by Fortune

It's where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I have a dream" speech, Barack Obama and Trump held inaugural concerts and protesters swarmed into the water when supporters of Richard Nixon put on a July 4, 1970, celebration, with the president sending ...

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Trump Largely Sticks to the Script at Soggy 'Salute to America' Rally
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Trump defies ominous predictions with nonpartisan July 4th salute to American spirit

2 years ago by Fox News

The president used the speech to call on Americans to “stay true to our cause” and praised American heroes including the Armed Forces and civil rights leaders. “Our nation is stronger today than it ever was before. It is its strongest now,” Trump said.

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Trump defies ominous predictions with nonpartisan July 4th salute to American spirit
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The real reason why the left was against Donald Trump's July 4 speech

2 years ago by USA TODAY

Now we know why the Democrats were so upset about President Trump speaking on the Fourth of July. It was not because it was political or partisan. It was patriotic and that is what annoys the left the most. Several days before the speech, we heard that ...

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The real reason why the left was against Donald Trump's July 4 speech
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President Trump Said Revolutionary War Troops 'Took Over the Airports' in His Fourth of July Speech

2 years ago by TIME

President Trump made a bit of a historical blunder during his Fourth of July “Salute to America” speech Thursday when he said that the Continental Army “took over the airports” from the British during the American Revolutionary War in the 1770s. During his ...

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