During a press conference this past weekend with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, President Trump boasted about a supposed U.S. delivery of “F-52” warplanes to the Norwegian government. As it turns out, F-52s only exist in the video came Call of Duty.
“In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets,” Trump said during the press conference. “We have a total of 52 and they’ve delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule.”
As the Call of Duty Wiki page points out, the F-52 is “an advanced fighter aircraft in service of the United States of America and the Sentinel Task Force” that “is equipped with afterburners for greater speed to outrun aircraft, as well as air brakes, which provide the fighter with additional maneuverability in tight corners or for avoiding enemy fire.”
So … according to Trump, apparently America is selling Norway a bunch of F-52s?
The F-52 being a fictional airplane from Call of Duty.
Can't wait to see how much money we can make by selling Wakka Blitzballs and Portal Guns to Israel.
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) January 11, 2018
From The Washington Post:
Trump lauded the sale of the fictional planes alongside Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House on Wednesday, remarking on the very real and growing defense relationship with America’s Northern Europe ally.
Trump was reading from a statement, and it appears he combined the figure of 52 planes with the “F” designation assigned to fighter jets in the U.S. inventory, such as the F-35 Lightning II.
— Super fair and marginally balanced (@unfairunbalancd) January 10, 2018
Once again you made an utter fool of yourself on the World Stage.
There is no such thing as an F-52 aircraft!!
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 10, 2018
Selling F52’s to Norway. Now they can dominate Call of Duty.
— Mike Matson (@matson9999) January 10, 2018
The F-52's capabilities look really impressive pic.twitter.com/WI2DzIaQwt
— Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson) January 10, 2018
Watch The Washington Post’s report on the story below:
Featured image via callofduty.wikia.com