Trump Says Finland Will Buy Boeing Jets. Finnish Prime Minister Calls That #FakeNews

I usually only pay attention to Finland because Finnair business class award space is very difficult to get, and when it appears available on the American Airlines website it’s usually phantom space (“fake news”).

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However Finland’s military has begun the process to replace its 62 Boeing Hornet fighter jets, with scheduled de-commissioning in 2025. There are 5 planes they’re considering including Boeing’s F-18 and Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as well as 3 European-made jets. Finland says a decision will be made in 2021.

The President of the U.S., however, congratulated Finland’s Prime Minister on choosing Boeing at a joint press conference.

One of the things that is happening is you’re purchasing large amounts of our great F-18 aircraft from Boeing, and it’s one of the great planes, one of the great fighter jets, and you’re purchasing lots of other military equipment, and, I think, purchasing very wisely

It’s not the first time that President Trump has publicly favored Boeing’s military jets over Lockheed’s.

However Finland says they’re years away from any decision. And the Finnish Prime Minister publicly disavowed Trump’s congratulations.

This translates, it seems, to “The news of the purchase of f-18 fighter planes is a duck.”

According to the Washington Post “[h]e used a Finnish word “ankka” commonly used to describe a falsehood, similar to “canard” in English, or maybe fake news in the U.S. vernacular.”

Now maybe Finland’s Prime Minister could help out with the ongoing fake news about Finnair propogated by

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  1. Trump is a walking example for white previliege. If such an incompetent man is so rich and spawned so many kids.

    Eff you texas!

  2. ? “White privilege”? LMFAO. My entire life it’s been “Black Privilege” with affirmative action, lower credit scores, lower test scores when compared to whites and the list goes on & on…

  3. If you want to see an example of an absolute psycho let loose on the world, read the transcripts of Cheetolini’s calls to the Mexican and Australian Presidents. They must have thought they were being pranked because no one has ever heard of a President behaving like such a needy psychotic thug. Even despots show some dignity. Yet his Trumpanzees like this because they never intended to do anything but blow up the system anyway, as revenge for modernity leaving them behind. I know these fat rednecks because I grew up with them, they double down on stupid and expect others to follow or else.

    Agree on Texas. What’s hilarious is those slack-jawed dumbazzes think they have something to teach everyone else when all they’ve given the world in modern times is Bush who unleashed endless terrorism and Perry who performed an SNL parody of himself in Presidential debates. Like Georgia they once had statesmen like LBJ and Carter who called them to a higher purpose, but naw, Buford isn’t gonna like him any n words.

  4. @FCredit: The idea anyone would be so low of a filthy racist bigot – probably 700 pounds and still pushing yourself on women who’ve never looked at you once – means you are kicked into the ditch by all decent people. Know that the world is educating itself about rednecks and it is you who are most hated worldwide after your idiot-icon Bush unleashed global terrorism and now Trump is the most horrific spectacle the world has ever seen! Die, you filthy scumpig.

  5. @Mb Boeing jet sales are very much on point for my coverage.

    it’s my blog, I write what interests me and I think it’s great when people find that interesting and don’t much worry when they don’t. However I’m not sure what you think you’ve learned about my opinion of President Trump?

  6. @fcredit,

    I agree with you completely. Affirmative action cannot be open ended and people should not be given blank checks just because something happened two hundred years ago. Don’t know why poor whites assume that they are not part of the aggrieved party when we talk about privilege. You have been wronged too, by rich people who have mostly been white.

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