I'm waiting for him to give us the benefit of his vast military expertise,
and explain how his Glorious Leader is selling "F-52" fighter jets.
Only a keen military veteran would be able to explain how the United
States is selling advanced fighter jets that only exist in the game
”Call of Duty".
Trump touted delivering fictional fighter jets that only exist in a game.
LOL, Trump probably overheard his kid playing the vidya game and
mixed up the fictional military designations for the actual planes.Loading Image...
Not a difficult mistake for someone to make. Winston Churchill was so
confused by the multitude of designations for army tanks in the daily
reports he read, that he demanded they each carry an easy to remember
name instead of just a random letter and number combination.
Thus, the A-15 MkI tank became the “Crusader” and so on and this
practice was also applied to American supplied tanks, with the M4A1
for example becoming the “Sherman II”. Today, every military uses
an easy to remember (and preferably cool) name in addition to the
JAN 11, 2018
Donald Trump Accidentally Refers To A Fighter Jet From 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'
At a press conference yesterday Donald Trump announced the successful delivery
of F-52 and F-35 fighter jets to Norway, marking what was perhaps a momentary
confusion from Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and his audience. Because
while the F-35 fighter jet is indeed a real piece of military hardware, the F-52 is not
-- unless you happen to be playing 2014's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The
fictional plane does, in fact, make an appearance in the "Throttle" mission, which
has the player flying the jet down a tight canyon to attack a rogue PMC bent on
conquering the world.
“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
As the Washington Post notes, it seems less likely that this was a hidden reference to
Call of Duty and more likely that Trump conflated the number of planes with the "F"
designation used for fighter jets. The White House Press Office did not respond to the
Post's request for comment.
Advanced Warfare was a largely successful if not entirely remarkable entry in Call of Duty's
near-future series. It featured some interesting abilities stemming from the exosuits that
formed the basis of its combat system, and at the time it garnered widespread attention
for a performance by the now-disgraced Kevin Spacey as the main antagonist. It marked
the continuation of a less-than-popular sci-fi direction that the series continued to take for
two games after that, however, and it wasn't until last year's Call of Duty: WW2 that the
series managed to reverse a downward sales trend by returning to the franchise' roots.
While it seems unlikely that the President is a secret gamer, I do have it on good authority
that President Obama used to play Words With Friends under an anonymous handle. In
another strange confluence of gaming news and politics, the Mirror reports that Solberg
was photographed playing Pokémon GO before the meeting.