13 May '17, 12pm

Trump NOT Briefed By Navy On Ford Catapult; Loves ‘Goddamned Steam’ Anyway « Breaking

“The Art of the Deal”. The man is a genius. He wants to lower the enormous price of these Ford-class carriers so what does he do? Threatens General Atomics (without naming them) that the Navy is going to go back to steam cats. First, as POTUS he can do whatever he wants. He’s the boss, much to the Admirals and some Trump-haters chagrin, so I’d suggest the Navy do two simple things before they bring the Wrath of Trump down on their heads. First, do like General Bogdan did with the F-35 and get over to the White House and brief him on the Ford’s new systems and … Second, tell GA to cut the price by 10% or the President may just tell them we won’t need as many of their cats as we once thought. Oh he won’t go back to steam because the redesign will cost billions but he may do this. He may, to punish them (the Admirals and GA execs) and to send a message to all defense contract...

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