Flub in Trump speech

Updated July 06, 2019

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Air­­ports? In the 1700s? A historical flub landed in President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” speech. — Reuters/File
Air­­ports? In the 1700s? A historical flub landed in President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” speech. — Reuters/File

WASHINGTON: Air­­ports? In the 1700s? A historical flub landed in President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” speech on Thursday marking the US Independence Day holiday.

While praising the victories of the Continental Army over the British during the 1775-1783 war, Trump mentioned how that army “took over the airports”.

There were, of course, no airports in the 1770s, not to mention aeroplanes, which were not invented until the 1900s.

Published in Dawn, July 6th, 2019