During a White House press conference held on January 10, Donald Trump proudly announced the sale of several F-52 fighter jets to Norway. The only problem? The jets only exist in video game franchise, Call of Duty.
Appearing alongside Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg, Donald Trump stated:
"In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets. We have a total of 52 and they've delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule."
As it would appear, the POTUS misread his written statement, mixing up the number of the jets with the model itself – the actual model being F-35. Of course the mistake probably would have gone unnoticed if the fictional F-52 jet hadn't featured in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
As it is, the blunder was quickly picked up by the Washington Post, which, tongue firmly in cheek, asked: "Was it a secret advanced jet capable of beating its Russian counterparts?"
In any case, it looks like the US is well-equipped between fake Call of Duty aircraft and Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell's foolproof method of beating ISIS with shovels. You cannot make this stuff up.
Video game violence & glorification must be stopped—it is creating monsters!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 17 December 2012