It's been revealed this morning, that President Donald Trump's glaring error in his Fourth of July speech, when he mentioned there being 18th-century airports, was only noticed because of the unusual circumstance of somebody actually listening to what he was saying.
Trump spoke about "1775" and "airports" in the same sentence, and was widely-ridiculed, but White House sources have said that, if people had just done what they normally do, and closed their ears to what the buffoon was saying, the incident would have gone unnoticed, and nobody would have been any the wiser.
People used to listen to President Trump, especially after he first took up office, but, gradually, they have switched off and started to think about other things, such as what's for dinner, what's on TV later, where they're going to go on their next vacation, how they could kill for a beer, or even how they'd like to poke some woman in the crowd.
During the president's speech on July 4, however, it seems that at least one person was giving his full attention to the speech, and that's what's caused the problem.
A White House offical said:
"It would be much better for everyone if, when President Trump started talking, we all put our fingers in our ears and hummed loudly."