Rosie O’Donnell the Boeing 737 MAX, former US President Donald Trump called the aircraft “unattractive, fat, and slow.” He further lamented that Boeing missed an opportunity by not updating the 757 aircraft instead. I find it terrific that Trump has taken such an interest in America’s premiere aircraft manufacturer.
Trump Unleashes On Boeing 737 MAX
Speaking on the social media platform Truth Social, Trump explained:
On numerous occasions I told the Air Force and Lockheed Martin that the F-35 Fighter Jet is, in effect, DEFECTIVE, because it only has one engine. They told me that the engine is so good and reliable that it will never break down. I said that’s not possible, everything breaks down at one time or another, just look at Crooked Joe Biden. You need redundancy, you need TWO ENGINES! No high cost modern day plane should have only one engine. Well, an F-35 fell out of the sky yesterday. Hear [sic] we go again!
I also recommended to “bad maintenance” Boeing that they should not lengthen the unattractive, fat, and slow 737 to get a larger plane, they should go, instead, to an updated fast, beautiful, and sleek 757, the “Praying Mantis.” It is commercial pilots [sic] favorite plane to fly. Had they listened to me, years ago, the wouldn’t have had the disaster known as the 737 MAX. Those two horrible tragedies would never have happened.
As they say, “Trump was right about everything.” Thank you!!!
As they say, this made me miss the days of 2:00 am Twitter rants…
So does the ex-President have a point? I will leave that determination to others, though I would note that Boeing just announced it has 4,339 MAX orders yet to fill. That does not sound a failure to me…Plus, I simply cannot blame the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crashes wholly on Boeing…despite its dereliction, there was some pilot error too.
I won’t comment on the F-35 issue…
Trump may be spending too much time with his pal Kim Jong Un, who often offers his unsolicited insight on matters of aviation, manufacturing, sports, and advanced weapons systems:
In fact, Kim knows so much that those who do not listen always seem to disappear faster than MH370.
The latest ABC-Washington Post poll shows Trump with a 9-point lead over Biden. But with his profound interest in aviation, perhaps Trump would be better off running Boeing?