#Sigh. Donald Trump made a lame joke about the 30-year-old Boeing 787 during a visit to the Boeing plant in South Carolina on Friday, February 17, while also incorrectly touting the newly revamped plane as an exemplary product made exclusively in the U.S.A.
“As beautiful as it looks, it’s 30-years-old — can you believe it?” Trump said while examining the new Boeing Dreamliner before going on to lavish odd, cringey praise upon the aircraft. “What can look so beautiful at 30? An aeroplane.”
His joke, of course, was quickly mocked on Twitter. “Trump just said ‘what else looks so good at 30?’ We know it's not his wives. Thats their age when he starts shopping for newer a model,” one person on Twitter tweeted, while another added: “When #Trump says only an Airplane can look this good at 30 😂 Great message for us #women.”
Aside from cracking the ill-received joke, Trump also spent his time at the plant, stressing his “America first” trade and economic policies. This was also criticized on Twitter, since the plane includes parts imported from around the world.
“Trump, standing in front of a Boeing jet made substantially of imported parts, declares that the US should rely less on imports,” one Twitter user pointed out, while others supplied their followers with a handy chart of where each part of the plane was imported from:
Donald Trump is currently standing in front of a Boeing 787 citing it as an example of made in America.— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) February 17, 2017
Here is the 787 supply chain: pic.twitter.com/7dNDqcrakx
Read more reactions to the President’s latest appearance below:
Trump said Dreamliner built right in the USA. He's wrong, as usual. https://t.co/ETrpStVm3s— Michael Wentzel (@MichaelWentzel) February 17, 2017
Trump, standing in front of a Boeing jet made substantially of imported parts, declares that the US should rely less on imports.— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) February 17, 2017
Trump at Boeing: The only thing that looked better than Air Force One at 30 years old is my daughter, Ivanka. pic.twitter.com/lJyjZqAm0H— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) February 17, 2017
#Boeing Trump dissing stuff that's 30 years old. "What 30 year old thing looks this good?" Your misogyny is showing.— Katrin (@French_apple) February 17, 2017
"What could look so great at 30 years old? Only a plane." - Trump's dumb sexist joke #Boeing— Allie Martinez (@AppleSeedMcgili) February 17, 2017