Another day, another way for Donald Trump to dumb down the presidency. There are many things in flux in this chaotic world that could use attention. Here in the United States, we could focus on the 250,000 Salvadoran immigrants who now face deportation from the United States after living in the country for nearly two decades. Or, we could turn our attention to another pressing issue: the urgent need for a DACA fix. OR, perhaps Americans would enjoy reading about the ever-progressing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
But 2018 is a special year. Donald Trump still sits in the White House, and he hasn’t gotten any better at his job. On Thursday, reports began speculating whether the President of the United States plays the video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare after the president mistakenly announced that the United States had sold the government of Norway F-52 fighter jets.
“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.”
All was fine and well until people began to realize that F-52 fighter jets do not exist in real life. They do, however, exist in Call of Duty. To Trump’s credit, they look pretty cool:
The US actually sold Norway 52 F-35s, the first three of which Oslo received last November. Bravo, Donald!
Ever the star of his own reality show, Trump’s comments set off a Twitter explosion. The masses took to the platform to roast the president, who is in fact incompetent.
And just to point out how low our standards of how a president should behave have fallen: at least this one was funny! Here’s to hoping the man with the nuclear codes isn’t as stupid as we think he is.
Check out some of the better reactions on Twitter below:
The F-52's capabilities look really impressive pic.twitter.com/WI2DzIaQwt
— Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson) January 10, 2018
Selling F52’s to Norway. Now they can dominate Call of Duty.
— Mike Matson (@matson9999) January 10, 2018
F-52s? Oh boy. Bet the Marines are gonna want a STOVL version.
— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) January 10, 2018
So you’re saying there’s a chance?
“The company did not say if it had an F-52 program in development.”https://t.co/eMPLVXjh4z
— Alex Bolton (@alexanderbolton) January 11, 2018
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