‘It Went Kaput’: Trump Defends His Gaffe That Sparked Social Media Revolutionary War Airport Stories

President Donald Trump is casting blame on the teleprompter going “kaput” after he sparked a social media storm following a gaffe he made at the Fourth of July “Salute to America” event.

During Thursday’s event in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the president took an unusual turn when talking about the Continental Army in 1775 and claimed the American airforces “took over the airports,” as IJR Blue reported.

Planes weren’t introduced until over 120 years after the Revolutionary War and weren’t commonly used in war until World War I.

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The president’s error caused many to trend #RevolutionaryWarAirports on Twitter, as people created their own airport stories:

Answering to his slip up, the president said the teleprompter kept going in and out, and eventually “it went kaput.” He described the technical error due to rain as “not a good feeling.”

“Standing in front of millions and millions of people on television, and i don’t know what the final count was, but that went all the way back to the Washington Monument, and i guess the rain knocked out the teleprompter. So but, … I knew the speech very well, so i was able to do without a teleprompter but the teleprompter did go out. And it was actually hard to look at anyway, because there was rain all over it. “

See Trump’s explanation below:

Trump’s gaffe isn’t the only thing that happened during Thursday’s Independence Day event, as he defied expectations, side-stepping political rhetoric during his speech. Instead, the president offered a lot of praise to the military, as IJR Red previously reported.

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Patti Harrison

We need more military pomp and circumstance, showing how grateful we to our military and first responders! President Trump brought back memories of old fashioned hometown heroes parades, and the gaffe was nothing to worry about!


The country is doing great and people complain about a speech misstep. Such is the time we live in. He provided some comedy. You should be happy. Nobody was killed such as the 5 Dallas police officers after Obama’s institutional racism speech.


Still doesn’t come close to Obama visiting 53 of the 57 states during his first presidential campaign. Also, to the smart ass lefty with the comment about electricity not having been invented yet, the electrification of the world that you are referring to (late 19th century) was powered (pun intended) in part by electrical researches performed by Ben Franklin before the Revolutionary War (which he also had something to do with).

Maybe fathead Scott Williams should have a clue what he is talking about before deriding others.

Dave Hardesty

How any teleprompter problems did Obama have? Deal with it Democrats. Even on Trump’s worst day he outshines all of you put together. Laugh now but the laugh is really on you.

Don Snyder

OMG someone misspoke. Hang him.

Janis Tobin
Janis Tobin

1st thing Uncle Joe would do after he gets into the Whitehouse is to beat Donald Trump.

Abner T Yokum
Abner T Yokum

Hey, what do you expect? The Demwits have nothing better to do with their time other than pick apart Trump’s outstanding salute to America and our military.

Willie Horton

That must have been when they were discovering obama’s 57 states.





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