During a portion of President Trump’s “Salute to America” speech, in comments about the Revolutionary War, he said the word “airports” instead of “ports.” Naturally CNN’s chief Resistance reporter was all over it:
Fact check: there were no airports during the Revolutionary War. The Wright Brothers “achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903” according to the National Park Service. https://t.co/PE4E7DTm5Y https://t.co/hatTBDFOh5
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 5, 2019
We’re pretty sure Trump knows there weren’t airports during the Revolutionary War, but who’s to stop Jim Acosta from serving up red meat for the Resistance? There were also teleprompter issues, but at least detailed “fact checking” is a thing again after, to a great degree, an eight-year hiatus during Obama’s presidency.
There were PORTS
He misspoke. Write another book about it, Jim.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) July 5, 2019
Between that and a B-2 flyby of CNN’s DC bureau last night, he just might have enough material for another book.
He misspoke once in about a 45 minute speech and that's what you want to make an issue? Next tell us how your book sales are going in our 57 states.
— Mike Parker (@MJP1313) July 5, 2019
I'm not one to jump to defend Trump – But the weather was atrocious, and the speech was clearly very well written. I'm very inclined to say he went off script because of a technical glitch.
Also, fact check: If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it https://t.co/lgDkV1j4Mi
— Ryan Everson (@ryanpeverson) July 5, 2019
Did the media do these snarky on-the-spot “fact checks” for that, or when Obama pronounced corpsman as “corpse-man” repeatedly and said he’d been to 57 states? We can’t recall the MSM being fast to jump on the mockery bandwagon when those happened.
thank you for your service, jim
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 5, 2019
Wow what an investigative sleuth.
He found a misstatement and missed the entire point of the speech.
This is what passes for journalism.
— Ret Doc (@retinaldoctor) July 5, 2019
Is anybody surprised?