Oh, the embarrassment and ignominy:
Welp, so much for the dictatorial tank parade on the glorious 4th. And this after they scrambled so hard to give away tickets, too!
The Washington Post reported the administration has been desperately attempting to confirm more attendees for the president’s 6:30 p.m. speech during the Fourth of July event at Washington’s Lincoln Memorial as they struggle to allocate tickets for the VIP sections.
There are also fears the public may choose to stay away from the free event, which does not require a ticket, as the predicted bad weather and traditional free concert on the other end of the Mall could also impact the audience size.
The Trump administration will be desperate not to have a recurrence of Trump’s 2017 inauguration ceremony which, despite White House claims, was attended by far fewer people than Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
Well, this makes THAT one look downright boisterous by comparison, because literally no one was there.
And maybe Donnie should be thankful that it was sparsely attended, because then at least there were fewer people to catch his latest blunders:
Trump generally steered clear of the inflammatory and partisan rhetoric that has marked his campaign speeches, according to a Los Angeles Times account of the July 4 event.
But alert Twitter users caught one bizarre gaffe by Trump during the speech, in which he seemed to get his time periods of American history mixed up, describing the Battle of Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War, but saying that the army at that time “took over the airports.”
“The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware, and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown,” Trump said, as quoted by CNN correspondent Daniel Dale via Twitter. “It took over the airports, it did everything it had to do.”
Yup, that was our own Canadian phenom, Daniel Dale…thorn in the side to the Brothers Frod, and now to Donnie as well, catching him in the act of anachronism:
The surrender of British General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia — the event that ended the American Revolution — took place on November 13, 1781, according to History.com. But the Wright Brothers, inventors of the airplane, did not make the world’s first self-powered flight until 1903.
History’s first airport, College Park Airport College Park, Maryland — which has since become known as “the cradle of aviation” — opened six years later, in 1909, according to the Airport Technology site.
Twitter users quickly jumped all over Trump’s puzzling “took over the airports” remark, with one commenting, “I think his speech writer just dropped it in there to see if Trump would catch it in time, before saying it…. Gotcha.”
Nothing like embarrassing yourself in front of your neighbors to the north, eh Donnie?