Donald Trump Bragged About Saving Coast Guard Money on Equipment It Doesn't Use

Type: Demonstrates Lack of KnowledgeMay 17 2017 Severity:
About: Military & Defense
President Trump took credit for savings on Coast Guard equipment the Coast Guard doesn't even put into service, the F-35 fighter jet and the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. During a speech to the Coast Guard, Trump said, "I won’t even talk about how much I saved you on the F-35 fighter jet. I won’t even talk about it." He also hinted at serious savings to come for the Coast Guard regarding the aircraft carrier.

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