Friday 19 July 2019

Jagger pokes fun at Trump over Independence War airports gaffe

 

The Stones’ US tour had been due to start in April but was delayed after Jagger had to undergo heart surgery. Photo by Robert E. Klein/Invision/AP
The Stones’ US tour had been due to start in April but was delayed after Jagger had to undergo heart surgery. Photo by Robert E. Klein/Invision/AP

Keiran Southern

Mick Jagger poked fun at Donald Trump after the US president’s gaffe about airports during the War of Independence. 

Mr Trump was widely mocked after claiming the US army had seized airports during a conflict in 1775 – more than a century before the invention of the aeroplane.

The president blamed the error, made during his Independence Day speech, on a faulty teleprompter.

Jagger and the Rolling Stones were performing in Massachusetts and referenced Mr Trump’s anachronism. The rocker wished the crowd a happy July 4th weekend, adding the date had always been a “touchy holiday for us Brits”.

Speaking during the concert on Sunday, Jagger  said: “In fact, the president made a very good point in his speech the other night.

“If only the British had held on to the airports, the whole thing might have gone differently for us.”

The Stones’ US tour had been due to start in April but was delayed after Jagger had to undergo heart surgery.

Irish Independent

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