Leave it to the President of the United States to conflate real military assets with ones that are only available in a video game. Of course he did that.
There's no shortage of Trump coverage today thanks to his deeply racist remarks yesterday, and while yes, we should be shouting "DONALD TRUMP IS RACIST!" from the rooftops with regularity, this story also proves that in addition to being racist, he is deeply, deeply dumb.
And he made this idiotic comment in front of a room filled with international reporters. Lovely.
On Wednesday, Trump gave a joint press conference with the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, at the White House.Reading (-ish) off a piece of paper, Trump said, "In November, we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets. We have a total of 52 and they've delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule."
This gorgeous Trump gaffe was too tantalizing for Stephen Colbert not to address on his show:"That's how good our stealth technology has gotten," Colbert ribbed. "We're making planes even we can't see. Now the president probably just misspoke, or as he calls it: 'spoke.'"
Many claimed to have exclusive photographs of the actual F-52:Funny, Donald Trump's F-52 looks suspiciously like Wonder Woman's invisible plane. And honestly, I'm on board. I need a contraption in which I can hide from the world that will also catapult me off this insane planet.
The F-52 could also just be this giant paper airplane:
#F52 on its wayyyy!! https://t.co/aVZBXsNq1B— Jelly Santos (@Jelly Santos)1515626782.0
Look, we are living in the future. A Star Wars-inspired reality might not be far off.
The F-52's capabilities look really impressive https://t.co/WI2DzIaQwt— Alexander Clarkson (@Alexander Clarkson)1515616226.0
Speaking of fictional things...Remember when Donald Trump referred to the African nation "Nambia"? Which doesn't exist? Yeah, we do too.
But in all seriousness, there have been too many gaffes to count since Donald Trump stepped into the Oval Office, and every single one of them should appall us.
Just take a step back for a moment and imagine what Fox News and Cult45 would be doing right now if Obama claimed t… https://t.co/QdqE7HT0VG— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1515699277.0