In his recent speech delivered publicly in D.C. on the Fourth of July holiday, President Donald Trump stumbled into the outlandish and blatantly false claim that the Americans took the airports during their triumphant campaigns during the Revolutionary War. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger mocked that notion during comments offered during a recent concert in the Boston area, joking about how the whole Revolutionary War ordeal might have gone a little differently.
He’s not the only one to do so. Across the internet, there’s been a surge of people imagining what pairing airports and the Revolutionary War might have actually been like with mocked-up letters home from the front, imagery placing figures like George Washington into the air travel that wouldn’t emerge for over 100 years, and more. Jagger offered the following thought:
‘The president made a very good point in his speech the other night. If only the British had held onto the airports, the whole thing might have gone differently.’
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He added a quip that the Fourth of July holiday has always been a “touchy holiday for us Brits” in the first place. His band has spoken out against Trump and Co. in the past, demanding that they stop using their music at rallies — although it’s unclear that the Trump camp has paid those demands any attention whatsoever.
Pretty much across the board at this point, it’s been established that prominent entertainment world figures do not support the Trump administration. There’s been a whole host of celebrities who have expressed explicit opposition ranging from Alec Baldwin’s repetitive appearances on Saturday Night Live in a mocking depiction of the president to Robert de Niro’s proud pronouncement at the Tony Awards:
At the time, Trump suggested that de Niro had been in too many physically compromising situations while acting and suffered some kind of brain injury. In response to Baldwin and SNL, he has also gone to extremes, asserting that the show should be taken off the air — just because he didn’t like the content. Talk about egotism.
As for his blatantly false suggestion that the American army took the airports during the Revolutionary War, Trump blamed his gaffe on a faulty teleprompter when pressed by reporters. That still doesn’t cover why he resorted to discussing airports during a speech about the American Revolution. Was he paying any attention to what he was actually saying? Does he have any concept of American history at all? What about time?
Trump has been able to claim the support of a few sparsely spread figures in the entertainment world, even if not many. He’s got Ted Nugent and Kid Rock on his side though — so that counts for something if your cultural horizons end with your nose or something.
There will no doubt be an again increasing surge of celebrities participating in the political process as the already contentious 2020 presidential race heats up. Trump at present seems most likely to take on Democrats Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, or Elizabeth Warren.
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