That doesn't mean they can't be seen with the human eye.
They are not invisible.
Tell that to President Trump, who praised Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson Thursday afternoon at a White House "Pledge to America's Workers" event.
Trump compliments Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson by indicating he has no idea how a "stealth plane" works: "She makes a plane you can't see. It's stealth! F-35. I hope you can't see it at least, right?" pic.twitter.com/pox2AgBkd2
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 19, 2018
This is far from the first time Trump has said he believes stealth aircraft are literally invisible to the human eye:
F-35 program manager today: "Stealth does not make you invisible. It’s important to understand that." Vs President Trump on 3 April: https://t.co/B0z5vqvYXW
— Stephen Trimble (@FG_STrim) April 11, 2018
The Internet had a glorious time with this, mocking Trump's embarrassing ignorance.
Take a look:
Picture of stealth fighter in Trump’s briefing book: pic.twitter.com/zQyhxFaiGi
— Isaac Spaceman (@IsaacSpaceman) July 19, 2018
Periodic reminder that Trump thinks our stealth technology is a Romulan cloaking device. https://t.co/o50myg3GZa
— Kimber Lofgren (@KimberLofgren) July 19, 2018
— GjustG 🍚🐰 (@monkeyes2) July 20, 2018
On a live feed Trump just said about Lockheed:
"..makes a plane you can't see, it's stealth, F-35 I hope you can't see it at least, right"
— zedster (@z3dster) July 19, 2018
I'll double that to $100. Let's make this happen. #trumpstealth
— Rich Will (@noneofy30177370) July 20, 2018
Does Trump think we exist in The Jetson’s universe? Can someone please tell him that stealth doesn’t mean invisible? https://t.co/cSW8ofRMwU
— MeganKelleyHall (@MeganKelleyHall) July 20, 2018
TRUMP THINKS THE STEALTH IS INVISIBLE (WATCH VIDEO) 🤣🤣🤣
"Stealth is not invisibility. Rather, stealth gives the F-35 the ability to elude or greatly complicate an enemy’s ability to find and destroy an aircraft using a combination of design, tactics and technology."
— J D (@sunshine2825) July 20, 2018
Most non-military folk understand the concept of stealth planes just fine. If Trump had been an F-117 pilot he'd still believe it's invisible.
— Faithful Elector (@intheglare) July 19, 2018
It’s like the stealth recording devices Putin had during Trump’s one on one and the pee tape video recorder https://t.co/mv7x4ITO55
— President Double Negative (@realworldrj) July 19, 2018
— Adam Lockett (@AdamLockett34) July 20, 2018
Trump compliments Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson by indicating he has no idea how a "stealth plane" works: "She makes a plane you can't see. It's stealth! F-35. I hope you can't see it at least, right?"
This is an utter f*cking moron!!pic.twitter.com/mEV9ETbQkt
— Psychonaut (@WakingLifeDream) July 19, 2018
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