Good news! The first F-52 fighter aircraft have made it safely to Norway, President Trump announced today. Bad news! F-52s aren’t... real. They’re advanced fighter aircraft that exist only in the game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
The Washington Post pointed out the blunder following Trump’s puzzling assertion that these fictional planes completed their trip. “In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets,” Trump said. “We have a total of 52 and they’ve delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule.” Extremely ahead of schedule, apparently, since they’ve yet to make the crossover into the real world.
The Washington Post surmises that Trump likely combined the number of planes, 52, with the name of the F-35 fighter. Boy, his face must be red! Surely he’ll own up to his mistake, just like he did when he praised the fictional African country of “Nambia” or made the infamous “covfefe” typo.