Another day, another gaff from the president of the United States of America.
Taking a break from flirting with nuclear war on Twitter and slagging off the author of his latest biography, Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg yesterday.
During the presser, Trump announced that the United States had sold F-52 fighter jets to its Scandinavian ally.
“In November, we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets,” Trump said.
There’s only one small problem with this statement: F-52 fighter jets don’t exist outside of Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Yes, really. Apparently Trump was supposed to announce the sale of 52 F-35 fighter jets to Norway, but here we are.
Naturally, Trump’s announcement prompted a flurry of reactions on social media.
You laugh but I promise you Lockheed is scrambling to design an F-52 knowing that the administration would buy it just to avoid admitting a Trump error
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) January 11, 2018
— Super fair and marginally balanced (@unfairunbalancd) January 10, 2018
The F-52's capabilities look really impressive pic.twitter.com/WI2DzIaQwt
— Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson) January 10, 2018
So … according to Trump, apparently America is selling Norway a bunch of F-52s?
The F-52 being a fictional airplane from Call of Duty.
Can't wait to see how much money we can make by selling Wakka Blitzballs and Portal Guns to Israel.
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) January 11, 2018
— James in Chicago (@realGuyInChi) January 12, 2018
As ridiculous as this all sounds, it provided a moment of much needed levity to Trump’s activities yesterday, which also included him complaining that the USA shouldn’t be letting in immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti and nations in Africa.
Thanks Don. We love you too!