Twitter erupts with ‘#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories’ in the wake of Trump’s July 4 speech

The idea of a U.S. President saying the Army captured airports during the Revolutionary War isn’t just bizarre, it’s a great opportunity for comedy, and Twitter is wasting no time with its latest trending hashtag, #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories.

“Our Army manned the [unintelligible], it rammed the ramparts, it took over airports, it did everything it had to do and at Ft. McHenry under the rocket’s red glare had nothing but victory. When dawn came, the star-spangled banner waved defiant.”

Faulty teleprompter or not, it was those words from a prepared speech that sparked a wave of head-scratching and mockery across the internet. Using the tone of a Ken Burns Civil War documentary, Twitter users concocted stories of Revolutionary War heroes writing home to their loved ones and telling them about their experiences with 20th century technology in the 1700s.

One thing’s for certain: Trump’s speeches are a gift to Twitter comedians everywhere.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.