Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trumpie Unveils a New Ignorance - Aircraft Carriers

Displays a Previously Unknown Level of Stupidity

Probably nobody in government knows less about defense and the navy and aircraft carriers than Donnie.  Yet that not only doesn't stop him from making comments, that ignorance makes it more likely.  Here from the WaPo.

"President Trump set his sights on the Navy in a new interview, calling the service’s new electromagnetic catapult to launch planes off aircraft carriers “no good” and saying that the Navy needs to go back to “goddamned steam,” the method used for decades.
The comments, published Thursday by Time magazine, came during an interview Monday evening at the White House. Trump recounted a conversation he had March 2 while visiting the yet-to-be-commissioned aircraft carrier Gerald L. Ford in Newport News, Va., and said that he was told the catapult on it does not have enough power.
“It sounded bad to me. Digital. They have digital. What is digital? And it’s very complicated, you have to be Albert Einstein to figure it out,” Trump said, according to Time."

Yes, Donnie what is digital? Here is some real expertise.

"A Pentagon official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of speaking about the president, said that Trump’s comments caught defense officials off-guard and are inaccurate.
“You can see elements of reality in what he said, but I think he may have spoken without having all of the information in front of him,” the official said. “I think he either has time-late information, or the information he has is not correct.”
Gosh, Trumpie speaking without having all the information. Stop the presses.

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