I guess it was foreseeable. Trump made a complete ass out of himself on the 4th of July when he started raving about the Continental Army taking over airports during the Revolutionary War. Now he says that the teleprompter went out, but no matter, he knew the speech “very well.” Trump goes on to say that it was a “terrible feeling” when the teleprompter goes out when you’re in front of millions of people, but not to worry, Trump handled it like a pro. He’ll probably tweet congratulations at himself later today.
President Trump: "That's not a good feeling when you're standing in front of millions and millions of people on television… And I guess the rain knocked out the teleprompter. But I knew the speech very well." https://t.co/YLOXkt5LnF pic.twitter.com/sUWDAXpt17
— The Hill (@thehill) July 6, 2019
Trump can never admit error in anything. Although, in this case, it’s understandable. What is he going to do, claim that the best he could improvise on the spot was soldiers in colonial times attacking airports — which wouldn’t come into existence for well over another century? So, here’s the text that he “knew very well” and luckily, being a very stable genius, was able to recall from memory, we guess, when the teleprompter went out.
“The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter at Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do.”
“And at Fort McHenry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory.”
— Hallie Rubenhold (@HallieRubenhold) July 5, 2019
Maybe Fox News will do a special on aviation combat during revolutionary times. Maybe Tucker Carlson can go back in a time machine and bring us actual footage?