Trump Tweets About Out of Control F-35 Costs; Look What Happened Next

Trump Tweets About Out of Control F-35 Costs; Look What Happened Next

When Trump takes to Twitter, the result is either absolute magic or absolute disaster, depending on the topic. For some reason or another, his activity on social media ends up in the news, but sometimes for good reason.

This Trump tweet could actually save taxpayers a good chunk of change!

The tweet in question criticized the cost of an F-35, after a story broke about “The Pentagon’s most expensive weapons program.”

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The immediate reaction to this simple observation proves that people really are scared of what Trump will do to cut costs and save Americans money.

Almost instantly Lockheed Martin saw a 3% drop in price share.

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According to ABC, the estimated cost of the F-35 program is somewhere near $400B.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was visiting Israel Monday as it prepared to receive the first two next-generation F-35 fighter jets that will help preserve the country’s military edge in the volatile Mideast.

The F-35 is the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons program, with an estimated cost of nearly $400 billion. Israel is among a small number of allies to get the plane.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the fighter jets “present another component in maintaining air superiority in our region” and expressed gratitude to Carter, who was welcomed with a military honor guard at a Tel Aviv army base.

The jets were supposed to touch down in Israel in the early afternoon, but the Israeli military said their arrival was delayed due to weather conditions in Italy. Neither U.S. nor Israeli officials provided further details.

Is this another example of Trump’s ability to make serious changes before his January 20th inauguration?

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