Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger mocks Trump over blunder in Fourth of July speech

US president claimed that army had seized airports more than a century before the invention of the aeroplane

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 09 July 2019 07:05 BST
Trump claims that American troops 'took over airports' during the Revolutionary War

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Mick Jagger sent up Donald Trump during a Rolling Stones live show.

The musician referenced the US president’s recent claim that the US army had seized airports during a conflict in 1775 – more than a century before the invention of the aeroplane.

Trump’s blunder has seen him mocked far and wide. He blamed the error, made during his Independence Day speech in Washington DC, on a faulty autocue.

Jagger, 75, wished the crowd gathered at the Stones’s Massachusetts show a happy Fourth of July weekend, saying the date had always been a “touchy holiday for us Brits”.

He continued: “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 Rolling Stones have previous history of clashing with Trump.

The revered rock band, formed in London in 1962, previously issued a statement reprimanding the president for using their songs “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Start Me Up” during his rallies.

The Rolling Stones – also consisting of Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts – are currently on a US tour.

The No Filter Tour had been due to start in April but was delayed after Jagger had to undergo heart surgery.

Additional reporting by Agencies

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