Failed Trump Shuttle Owner Says Planes Too Hard to Fly
President Donald Trump decided to weigh in on the sad news that a Boeing airplane crashed just minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people aboard. Rather than lament the loss of life, he decided to attack the manufacturer and airplanes in general, wishing for the good old days – perhaps of prop planes?
Trump is not a licensed pilot, and there’s no indication his tweet came from any particular vat of knowledge, aside, of course, from his having owned an airline that never made a profit – despite his disparaging, without facts, other airlines.
Trump, for those who don’t remember, for a short three year period owned the Trump Shuttle, which Trump was forced to give up control over.
“Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” Trump tweeted. “Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are needed, and the complexity creates danger,” he added. “All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!”
The Air Line Pilots Association did not comment.
Given his lack of knowledge, Trump was roundly and immediately mocked and criticized. Take a look:
As a pilot, I’m laughing at you.
As an American, I’m weeping that Grandpa Ranty is both yelling at clouds AND in control of our nuclear arsenal. https://t.co/uEDKPQhpme
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 12, 2019
Stratospherically stupid. https://t.co/9ZxLJi5jOz
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) March 12, 2019
The President of the United States is casting doubt on the safety of all air travel because planes use computers now https://t.co/rE9N8DlwkG
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 12, 2019
When I see tweets like this, where Trump takes some completely unfounded certainty on something he knows jacksh*t about, I have zero doubt that there is some corrupt jerk behind it pouring money into Trump’s pockets. https://t.co/dR6ks3HB8j
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) March 12, 2019
News flash: “Old and simple” planes used to crash a lot https://t.co/kk923Wox3f
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) March 12, 2019
Forget @AOC wanting to take away your hamburgers…
— Justin (@DTPJustin) March 12, 2019
Driving cars is MORE dangerous than flying an airplane. https://t.co/7CazRymKZW
— Jeff (@2TeamPenske22) March 12, 2019
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Trump Says He Will Make SCOTUS Nomination Next Week – Appears He Will Use Seat to Strengthen Where He Is Weak in Polls
President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “next week.”
He made clear his primary deciding factors will be to help him in the polls.
Trump told reporters Saturday afternoon “most likely” he will choose a woman.
CNN reports he is leaning towards choosing a woman mostly because he is doing poorly in the polls with women.
Trump spoke about two women judges. He talked about Barbara Lagoa, noting she is Hispanic and from Florida. He is struggling in the polls with Hispanics and in Florida.
Reporters also asked about Amy Coney Barrett, a far right wing anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ extremist. Trump spoke positively about her as well. Reports say she is the current frontrunner.
Trump: I can see most likely it would be a woman, yeah I think I can say that. pic.twitter.com/1csAZefqUF
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 19, 2020
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Trump: Republicans Must Fill Supreme Court Seat ‘Without Delay’
President Donald Trump Saturday morning, barely 12 hours after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, announced his intention to fill her seat “without delay.”
The president said the Republican Party has been handed the “position of power and importance” to make decisions for those who elected them.
“We have this obligation,” he insisted, ignoring his obligation to balance decision-making by remembering he is president of the entire country, not just the red states.
.@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”
Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”
“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”
Here’s the President’s statement:
Statement from the President on the Passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pic.twitter.com/N2YkGVWLoF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
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