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Trump Imagines Another Fake Arms Deal

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump should count himself lucky he touted a fake arms deal with Finland and not some country where the national character isn’t marked by a taciturn, diplomatic, borderline passive-aggressive, response to baloney (my father’s father’s line of the family is Finnish and Swedish, so I think I can get away with saying stuff like that).

    Could he be a bigger clod?

    –alopecia

    • Aynwrong

      Remember those cartoons from the 80s where the villain was always some cackling evil doer who was just evil for the sake of being evil? They usually had a right hand man (stooge) who was a bumbling idiot and who always heaped endless praise on the main villain.

      Trump is basically a merging of the two. A clod that heaps praise on himself.

      Trump is Skeletor without the managerial skill. Or the dignity.

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      • Trump seems like more of a Cobra Commander (cartoon).

    • Georgie

      Yes, I believe he able to out shine himself in that regard every damn day.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    God, we’re a laughing stock.

    Republicans made so much hay out of how the rest of the world was laughing behind our backs while we had a well-respected statesman at the helm, competently steering the economy away from the turmoil of the Bush years and rebuilding the damaged relations from “with us or against us.”

    And they turn around and elect this buffoon.

    • ninjaf

      I had a lot of my conservative friends say, “Now you know how we felt when Obama was in office.” And I always replied to them that their feelings/fears about Obama were not based in reality and I know this because the rest of the world media was not reporting the kinds of incredulous (and borderline disdainful) world reactions to Obama that we are now seeing for Trump. So, no. I will not allow that as part of a reasonable discussion about what is going on right now.