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Tweeters School Donald Trump Over Tom Cruise 'Top Gun' Speech Gaffe

"So I guess Trump's speechwriter forgot to mention that 'Top Gun' is a Navy movie?"

09/16/2017 06:28 EDT | Updated 09/16/2017 10:16 EDT

People online took great delight in trolling President Donald Trump over his apparent lack of movie knowledge on Friday.

During a speech to U.S. Air Force members at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Trump cracked a joke about his audience being “better looking” than Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

“I just met a lot of these folks,” he said. “They are better looking than Tom Cruise and we know they can fight better and we know they can fly better. They better be able to. Great people.”

But in indirectly referencing Cruise’s role as Maverick in the hit 1986 movie “Top Gun,” Trump appeared to forget (or not realize) that Cruise’s character was in the Navy and not the Air Force.

Twitter users were quick to call out the commander in chief over his gaffe:

Other people suggested that Trump might have thought the movie was actually a documentary:

Some, however, speculated that Trump was saying Air Force pilots are better than Navy ones:

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