When President-elect Donald Trump criticized Boeing on Twitter early last month and called for the government to cancel its contract with the airplane manufacturer over excessive costs of Air Force One, liberals went berserk, slamming him for alleged incompetence.
“Yet again, Donald Trump has shown us that he doesn’t have even a thin veneer of competence or desire to find the facts,” wrote Justin Acuff (Isaacs), the managing editor at the radical leftist blog Addicting Info. “We’re doomed.”
You sure about that?
Fast forward to Jan. 17, when Trump met with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg for what turned out to be an “excellent conversation,” as Muilenburg later told reporters.
Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016
“We made some great progress on simplifying requirements for Air Force One, streamlining the process, streamlining certification by using commercial practices,” he said after the meeting, according to Reuters. “That’s going to lead to substantial cost reductions.”
Acuff had completely misjudged Trump, though he was not alone. Numerous liberals tried to paint Trump’s criticism of Boeing last month as the actions of an incompetent boob, but apparently, they themselves were the real boobs.
Muilenburg added that he and Trump were also “able to talk about options for the country and capabilities that will, again, provide the best capability for our war fighters most affordably.”
“I think Mr. Trump is doing a great job of engaging business,” he said. “If you want manufacturing jobs, aerospace is the place to invest. We’re proud to take on that mission and I think Mr Trump’s engagement with industry is going to help us grow manufacturing jobs in this country.”
All this was possible because of the president-elect’s insistence on taking Boeing to task for its cost overruns.
“I don’t need a $4.2 billion airplane to fly around in,” Trump said on Fox News earlier this month.
To liberals, this made him incompetent. To the rest of us, it made him a solid businessman and one potentially awesome incoming president.
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H/T U.K. Daily Mail