Watch Trump Get Lockheed Martin CEO’s Name Wrong While Suggesting Stealth Jets Are Invisible
“Marillyn Lockheed” pic.twitter.com/9hUbrTeXlq
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) March 22, 2018
During an event in which he announced his new tariffs against China earlier today, President Donald Trump introduced Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson to make some remarks. While doing so, he got Hewson’s name wrong while once again suggesting the F-35’s stealth capabilities make it invisible.
Noting he had some of the great business leaders there, the president referred to “Marillyn Lockheed — the leading women’s business executive in this country” before highlighting the F-35.
“We buy billions and billions of dollars worth of that beautiful F-35,” Trump declared. “It’s stealth. That means you cannot see it. Is that correct?”
After Hewson nodded, the president stated: “It better be correct.”
While Hewson agreed with the president that stealth meant the jet couldn’t be seen, Lockheed Martin’s website highlights that stealth “is not invisibility.”
Trump: “It’s stealth, you cannot see it. Is that correct?”
Lockheed Martin CEO Marilyn Hewson: “That’s correct, Mr. President.”
Lockheed Martin website: pic.twitter.com/pDCtAgSCPl
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 22, 2018
This isn’t the first time Trump has seemingly claimed the F-35 is invisible. In November, boasted that the military was ordering more of the fighter jet that “you literally can’t see” and was “almost like an invisible fighter.”
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