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The internet blew up with hilarious #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories jokes after Trump's puzzling reference to revolutionary soldiers seizing airports

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  • The Internet went crazy with jokes about what the Revolutionary War would have been like with airports after President Donald Trump made a confusing reference to Revolutionary-era soldiers seizing airports.
  • "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," Trump said during his 4th of July speech in Washington.
  • It's unclear whether the gaffe was mistakenly written into the speech, or whether Trump meant seaports and said airports instead.
  • The first airplanes weren't invented by the famous Wright brothers until 1903, well over a century after the Revolutionary War took place. The world's first official airport was created in College Park, Maryland in 1909.
  • Social media users had some 4th of July fun with jokes and memes on Twitter about Trump's gaffe, causing #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories to become a trending topic on the site.
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The Internet went crazy with jokes and memes about what the Revolutionary War would have been like with airports after President Donald Trump made a confusing reference to Revolutionary-era soldiers seizing airports in his 4th of July speech in Washington.

"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 rockets' red glare, it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant," Trump said during a speech on the National Mall.

Read more: In hour-long Fourth of July speech, Trump mistakenly claims US soldiers 'seized airports' during the Revolutionary War

It's unclear whether the gaffe was mistakenly written into the speech, or whether Trump meant seaports and said airports instead. The first airplanes weren't invented by the famous Wright brothers until 1903, well over a century after the Revolutionary War took place, and the world's first official airport was created in College Park, Maryland in 1909.

Social media users had some 4th of July fun making jokes and memes on Twitter about Trump's gaffe, causing #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories to become a trending topic on the site:

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