Shouldn’t come as much surprise that I’m not a fan of our current President, given how much liberal bull I’ve spoken about over the years. Recent months haven’t given me much to smile about in that regard, but one thing that always cheers me up about the ol’ Donald is his general incompetence when it comes to speaking and using what little must remain of his brain.
To wit, during a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg the other day, Mr. Trump happily bragged about how a recent deal for military supplies has been progressing ahead of schedule.
"In November we started delivering the first F-52 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. It's a $10 billion order. Norway also invests about one-third of its sovereign wealth fund in American businesses, supporting hundreds of thousands of American jobs. They're very big investors in our stock market, and therefore the Prime Minister thanked me very much."
Seems like a very Trump thing to say, right? Perhaps more so than you think because as it turns out, F-52’s aren’t real airplanes. Rather, it appears that Mr. Trump meant to say F-35, which Norway has indeed been buying, but made a mistake and said the wrong number.
So why is a presidential flub being reported by a gaming website? Because as any of you hardcore military FPS fans should know, the F-52 is actually a fictional plane from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
What does this mean? Literally nothing, unfortunately. I suppose it’s possible that the president is secretly an Xbox-worshiping nerd who spends his ample free time screaming at kids about how he’s done their mothers, but I’m not sure anyone would believe that. It’s probably just a happy accident.
And hey, free publicity for Advanced Warfare. Nice.