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Trump claims army 'took over the airports' in the 1770s during Fourth of July speech.

Trump claims army 'took over the airports' in the 1770s during Fourth of July speech.

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Today in "this cannot possibly be happening": Donald Trump said in a speech that the U.S. Army won the Revolutionary War by "taking over the airports." Airports, obviously, did not exist back then.

I know what you're thinking: there's no way he could make such an egregious error, especially not during his costly Fourth of July Bugs Bunny dictator parade. The quote has to be taken out of context. Nope! Here it is:

As you might remember from your fourth grade history class, air travel was not invented until the early 1900s.

And air fields didn't start popping up in the US until the very early 1900s, with the first actual airport being invented in 1928, according to Centennial of Flight and several other sources. Incredibly, Trump actually mentioned the American inventors of the airplane, the Wright Brothers, earlier in his speech, the Guardian points out.

Sources: Rolling Stone
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