According to Donald Trump on Friday, the teleprompter he used during his July 4 speech was "kaput."
The teleprompter was "kaput".
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, blamed a failure on the screen in which he read his speech the historical imprecision he committed when he addressed the public at the July 4 celebrations in Washington DC.RELATED
Trump told the crowded crowd to commemorate Independence Day that the Continental Army "took control of the airports" from the British during the American Revolution in 1775.
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In an attempt to explain the lapse, Trump said Friday that it was difficult to read the teleprompter (electronic pointer) in the rain.
What exactly did he say
During his speech Salute to America (which can be translated as a greeting or tribute to the United States), Trump spoke of the year 1775 when he said: "Our army controlled the air, rammed the walls, took control of the airports, did everything He had to do".
On July 4 there was a military parade and an air show in Washington DC in commemoration of US Independence Day.
Critics soon pointed out that the rebels could not have taken control of the airports a century before the launch of the first propelled flight, attributed to the Wright brothers in 1903.
Twitter users reacted quickly with the tag #RevolutionaryWarAirports (airports of the revolutionary war).
This Friday, Trump spoke to the press before going on a trip with his wife Melania Trump to spend the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
It was the rain
On the outskirts of the White House, the president said: "I guess the rain spoiled the teleprompter."
"I knew the speech very well, so I was able to do it without the electronic pointer, but the screen broke down and it was difficult to watch it anyway because the rain was falling."
The Independence Day event in Washington DC was under water.
Before coming to the US presidency, Trump used to make fun of former President Barack Obama for using the teleprompter.
Was it the only mistake?
The airports were not the only ruling of the president.
In that same sentence, Trump erroneously referred to the defense of a fort that was really crucial in the War of 1812, a conflict between the United States and Britain that occurred decades after the American revolution.
"In Fort McHenry, under the red glow of the rockets, (the Continental Army) found nothing but victory," he exclaimed.
The battle of Fort McHenry, known as the Battle of Baltimore, was the inspiration for the US national anthem.
Trump was the host of a military parade at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on Thursday to commemorate Independence Day.
This is not the first time that Trump confuses the facts of the War of 1812.
In a 2018 telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump is said to have said: "Didn't you burn the White House?"
Actually it was the British troops that burned the White House.
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