HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Trump, says those troops ...

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:52 AM

Trump, says those troops supporting 'use of electromagnetic catapults were working for the enemy'

This is appalling.


https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-future-aircraft-carriers-are-going-to-use-steam-2019-5



Trump tells troops that future US supercarriers are 'going to use steam' in a weird rant about an obsession he can't seem to shake

Ryan Pickrell

May 28, 2019. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump criticized the Navy's plans to install new electromagnetic aircraft launch systems on its new Ford-class supercarriers while talking to US troops at a Memorial Day event in Japan.

............ During Tuesday's talk, Trump polled US 7th Fleet troops aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, asking the crowd of sailors and Marines which was better, steam or electromagnetic catapults.

The troops overwhelmingly supported the use of steam; however, there were some who cheered for the newer system.

Trump — a staunch proponent of traditional steam catapults that are less complex than the alternatives, which he believes a person must be "Albert Einstein" to fully understand and operate — quipped that service members who supported the use of electromagnetic catapults were working for the enemy.



As he has done many times throughout his presidency, Trump championed the use of steam catapults to launch aircraft from the Navy's new carriers.

"Steam's only worked for about 65 years perfectly," the president explained. "They have a $900 million cost overrun on this crazy electric catapult. I said, 'What was wrong with steam?'"

"We want to go with steam," he further remarked. "They are always coming up with new ideas ... They want to show next, next, next. And we all want innovation, but it's too much. There's never been anything like the steam catapult." ...............................





President Donald Trump talks with troops at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp amphibious assault ship, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Yokosuka, Japan. President Donald Trump with troops at a Memorial Day event aboard the USS Wasp, in Yokosuka, Japan,

10 replies, 1444 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump, says those troops supporting 'use of electromagnetic catapults were working for the enemy' (Original post)
riversedge May 2019 OP
genxlib May 2019 #1
calimary May 2019 #2
Sanity Claws May 2019 #3
calimary May 2019 #9
Moostache May 2019 #4
MineralMan May 2019 #5
Girard442 May 2019 #6
TheRealNorth May 2019 #7
Wellstone ruled May 2019 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2019 #10

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:57 AM

1. I never had an opinion before

But now I am fairly certain that the electromagnetic version must be better.

Everyday is opposite day when it comes to Trump's understanding of technology.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:00 AM

2. If he thinks it's a good idea, that must automatically mean it's bad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to calimary (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:04 AM

3. My guess is that he or his cronies have a financial stake in the steam version

Money is the only that is involved in his evaluation of good or bad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:48 PM

9. Yep. That does seem to be their only motivation.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:06 AM

4. Say goodbye to military superiority...

The United States of America is NOT the world's most powerful military because we put morons in charge of weapons development...and despite the ass ferret's assertion, nuclear weapons DID require Einstein and the equivalent of the best minds in the world in the 1940's to develop and later horrifically perfect.

We also train our personnel to handle the complexity of modern weapons systems and engineering, not just grabbing line cooks out of McDonald's or village idiots to man the propulsion or catapult systems. They DO know and understand this "stuff", just because the usurper is incapable of understanding anything does NOT mean so too are our troops.

Imagine for 1 second how many GOP heads would be exploding if Obama or Clinton or any Democrat EVER implied that our weapons are too complex for our soldiers, sailors and pilots to understand or operate...I can hear the garments rending from here...

This buffoon is so completely out of his depth as the Commander in Chief that he is sinking to depths where even submarines and specialized craft can't go deeper...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:14 AM

5. Trump is always appalling.

We have an idiot as President. Shame on us!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:23 AM

6. Trump is *this* close to saying catapults should be fart-powered.

Is the right so soaked in hate they’re fine with an incoherent babbler as their leader?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:26 AM

7. The idiot probably thinks that the steam comes from coal power.

Not that Nuclear power isn't an accident waiting to happen.

On a side note, I have read the military is really interested in the electromagnetic catapult technology (also known as rail guns). Theoretically, projectiles could be fired at higher velocities then they can using chemical/explosive propellants.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #7)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:41 AM

8. Read several of the same

 

articles about the new Catapult's. Sounds like it is another Mega dollar toilet seat deal. Major design issues,but nothing a few billion could not correct.
This is the DU member formerly known as Wellstone ruled.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:50 PM

10. Fucking idiot!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread