They instead flanked him as he gave a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The speech largely avoided politics, focusing instead on the military.
But while recapping great military victories, Trump stumbled, failing to read the teleprompter accurately, he said that American troops in the Revolutionary War “took over airports,” not realizing, of course, that airports did not exist in the 1700s.
The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown,” Trump said.
Then, he went off the rails and seemingly mixed up the Revolutionary War with the War of 1812.
In another moment, Trump re-upped his Mars promise, vowing to “plant the American flag on Mars,” adding, “It’s happening, team, it’s happening.”.
But no matter how many people were actually there, one thing we can count on is that Trump and his staff will inflate that number starting tomorrow. »