Trump criticises 'complex plane technology' and says he doesn't want 'Albert Einstein' to be his pilot

Greg Evans
Tuesday 12 March 2019 16:15
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In the wake of the devastating Ethiopian Airline's crash on Sunday, which was believed to be carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, Donald Trump has shared his thoughts on the current state of flight technology.

In the president's infinite wisdom planes have become far too hard and complex to fly and pilots need a degree in computer science in order to pilot the vehicles, at least that's what he said in a tweet on Tuesday.

This utterly bizarre statement from the president was quickly ridiculed by the internet, who quite literally have no clue what Trump was trying to say, other than planes are just too darn complicated and safe.

(Un)fortunately, Trump wasn't done there and followed it up with another tweet declaring that he doesn't want 'Albert Einstein to be his pilot' but just 'great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!'

Cue more ridicule and even some jokes about Albert Einstein.

It would appear that Trump is somehow correct as evidenced by this Twitter thread which details Einstein's brief and failed career in aviation.

The irony of all this is that Donald Trump is transported around the world in Air Force One (sometimes with toilet roll stuck to his shoe), which is probably one of the most advanced planes in the entire world.

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