In addition to previous fake arms deals with Saudi Arabia and other nations, you can add a fake deal with Finland to the list.
During a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto yesterday afternoon, Trump praised the sale of F-18 fighter jets to the Nordic country, but there is no sale and they aren't even interested in F-18s.
You see, Finland already owns a fleet of F-18 fighter jets and they're looking to replace them with the multirole F-35 (or an equivalent model manufactured in other countries). President Niinisto didn't correct Trump during their press conference, which was already awkward for multiple reasons, but what he said today made me laugh my goddamn ass off.
Niinisto, who was standing next to Trump, looked surprised but did not follow up on the comment. He later denied the deal with Boeing on his Twitter account and on Tuesday in Washington.
“It seems that on the sale side, past decisions and hopes about future decisions have mixed ... The purchase is just starting, and that is very clear here,” Niinisto told Finnish reporters.
Yes, you might say empirical reality and Trump's delusions have "mixed."
I believe this is a diplomatic way of saying Trump is a dingbat.