edavid: Trump said "And we will defend, protect and preserve (the) American way of life, which began in 1492 when Columbus discovered America.” One would think that the president of the USA would know American history but this is Trump we are talking about. Columbus didn't discover "America", he never set foot in North America. During his 4 separate trips that started with the one in 1492, Columbus landed on various Caribbean islands that are now the Bahamas as well as the island later called Hispaniola (now split into Haiti and the Dominican Republic). On his subsequent voyages he went farther south, to Central and South America. He never got close to what is now called the United States.