Another day, another leak from Donald Trump’s vapid consciousness to his Twitter feed via his tiny, orange hands.
In the latest leak from his mystery of a brain, the President-elect tweeted:
Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!
The F-35, a fleet of which was being developed for $379 billion, is a stealth fighter jet with the crucial ability to see, but not be seen. It’s the product of a complex combination of materials and shape, and only a handful of countries have ever developed them.
Here's a video of the jet's development:
Trump has met with Lockheed Martin to discuss bringing down the cost of the F-35’s fifth-generation stealth F-35 Lightening II jet. Its CEO Marillyn Hewson said in a statement that the F-35 programme is “critical” to the US’s national security.
Trump wants to replace the F-35 with a “comparable” F-18 Super Hornet, however this jet is not a stealth jet.
And people are a little concerned, to say the least:
Trump goes against F-35?! W'out F-35 US/NATO wld b in a critical situation in 5y. What if the UK canceled Spitfire & Hawker Hurricane in '38