Trump just boasted of selling 'F52' aircraft to Norway. The fighter jet only exists in 'Call of Duty'


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/11/f52-fiction.html


#3

Well, now we know what he’s doing after he gets his daily national security briefing from Fox News. :slight_smile:


#4

That “executive time” thing is a little clearer now.


#5

Ain’t he smart…he knows stuff about planes and stuff like that. He knows stuff nobody else knows.


#6

Stable genius, indeed.


#7

So he announced 35 F-52s, instead of 52 F-35s?

That the verbal typo has a fictional video game counterpart, doesn’t mean he thinks he’s in a video game.

I mean, if it was a video game he thinks he’s in, at least that would be a frame of reference I understand. I thinks he’s worse off than that by far.


#8

Nope. You’re right, that would have been a bit more acceptable, but here’s the quote:

So, not just a verbal flub, more of a verbal freestyle that happens when you aren’t really sure of what you are talking about, and aren’t great at reading a teleprompter.


#9

i, for one, welcome our new fictional air superiority fighters


#10

This is the least offensive thing he said today.


#11

Dude needs a dossier every day of primarily colorful photos of him from media sources along with only positive news stories.

Dude’s got the processing capacity of a toddler on robotussin.


#12

I am sure that some ass-kisser at the Pentagon has already started a study on how to convert the B-52 into a fighter.


#13

"The fighter jet only exists in ‘Call of Duty’"
Well, in his defense, so do most of his supporters.


#14

I’m about ready for some “executive” time right now.
Not CoD though, yetch!


#15

I agree. This was basically a verbal gaffe. Calling Haiti and African nations “shithole countries” was not a gaffe. Most of the awful stuff he says and does is not a gaffe.


#16

it’s no B-52, but…


#17

He NEVER makes verbal gaffe’s, F-52 is CODE, a code only he understands, it is the covfefe of fighter jets.


#18

I recommend not trying that in a B-52


#19

I think it’s actually worse than saying ‘F52’ because it was in his head from playing the video game or something, even smart people make that kind of mistake.

He said F-52 because he saw ‘52’ on the page and thought “oh, that must be a kind of aircraft”.

The F-35 has been talked about endlessly, any time you see something like F-52 you should think “hmm, that number seems a bit high” and you should take a second glance.

Saying “F-52s and F-35” is the kind of mistake you only make when you’re just trying to repeat the words and have no idea what they actually mean.


#20

Don’t worry, we’ll more than make up for the loss of the F-52 sales once we finally settle the final details on that Metal Gear contract.


#21

Meh, this really isn’t a big deal. More of a Biden-esque gaffe. It’s almost quaint in it’s normalcy.

He probably meant the F-22 Raptor. Probably not B-52 Stratofortresses. I certainly hope we didn’t sell Norway THE B-52s.