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President Trump blamed a faulty teleprompter for a gaffe in his Fourth of July speech, in which he claimed that the Continental Army "took over airports" during the Revolutionary War — more than a century before the dawn of aviation — but his remarks still ...

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Trump blames 'airports' gaffe on teleprompter

2 years ago by BBC News

US President Donald Trump has blamed a teleprompter going "kaput" for a glaring anachronism in his Independence Day speech. He told crowds on 4 July the Continental Army "took over the airports" during the American Revolutionary War in the 1770s.

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The Redcoats Are in a Holding Pattern Over La Guardia

2 years ago by The New York Times

Notice anything? No, not the sudden jump from the Revolutionary War to a battle decades later. The part about the … airports: The era Mr. Trump was referring to predated human flight by nearly a century, so there were no airports to seize. But don't take our ...

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Trump blames faulty teleprompter for snafu about 'airports' during the Revolutionary War

2 years ago by CNN

(CNN) President Donald Trump blamed a faulty teleprompter for his claim during remarks he made at a July 4th event that the Continental Army "took over the airports" during the Revolutionary War. "It kept going on and at the end it just went out," Trump told ...

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Donald Trump Blames Revolutionary War 'Airport' Gaffe on Teleprompter Breaking: 'That's Not a Good Feeling'

2 years ago by Newsweek

In his Independence Day address, President Donald Trump wrongly claimed that the Continental Army "took over the airports" during the Revolutionary War, more than 100 years before the advent of manned aircraft. When asked about the gaffe while ...

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Donald Trump Blames Revolutionary War 'Airport' Gaffe on Teleprompter Breaking: 'That's Not a Good Feeling'