Donald Trumps Independence Day extravaganza was special, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson
I cannot wait, as a global citizen and (for obvious reasons) constant consumer of news, for independence from Donald Trump. I will be celebrating every single day. Many of us will. And if you needed another reason (I anticipate that you do not), Trumps latest boneheaded episode was to give an Independence Day speech that referenced American takeover of airports in 1775. The first ever flight is thought to have taken place in 1903.
Trump, becoming the first US president to make a 4 July address in almost 70 years, stuck to his script for once. Its just that the script was mostly wrong. As well as confusing the American revolutionary war (AKA the war of independence) with the war of 1812, Trump went on to make further historical errors. There was plenty more going on throughout the celebrations lets take a look.
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