In a video going around Twitter, many thought that President Trump stated that Operation Desert Storm took place in the Vietnamese jungle, however, Snopes and CNN have confirmed that Trump did not commit the gaffe. The misunderstanding is coming from a short clip where Trump is listing American wars one after another. A longer clip shared by a member of Trump’s staff allows you to hear Trump listing the wars separately.
As many know Operation Desert Storm occurred during the First Gulf War and took place nowhere near Vietnam. If Trump would have made this gaffe it would have looked bad, especially, after he accused Joe Biden of having cognitive issues. Trump has gaffed many times and gotten history wrong on multiple occasions. But this time the internet got it wrong.
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Travis Earle is a veteran of the United States Navy and a resident of Memphis, Tennessee. He serves as a politics writer for Hill Reporter. Travis@HillReporter.com