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2020-06-26 2:58:28 AM  
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2020-06-26 3:02:22 AM  
I don't know which is worse.

1. Trump throws out crap like this, expecting people to believe him, or

2. Many people in his far-right base will.
 
2020-06-26 3:19:58 AM  
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Yes, I'm just going to leave these references to things in the actual world here and remind all y'all that they're exactly what you think they are.
 
2020-06-26 3:56:14 AM  
He's gone from Evil Michael Scott to Evil Cliff Clavin.

Or Regular North Korean Dictator.
 
2020-06-26 4:10:05 AM  
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2020-06-26 5:57:09 AM  
Even stupider than Khan being hired to design Federation warships in Star Trek Into Darkness.
 
2020-06-26 5:58:30 AM  
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I'll just leave this here without comment.
 
2020-06-26 5:59:24 AM  
God farkin' DAMN he is the most delusional tool ever.
 
2020-06-26 6:01:12 AM  
When the wheels come off, sometimes they bounce beautifully in tremendous ways no one has ever seen before.
 
2020-06-26 6:03:21 AM  
Well.. this is what happens when you let a child say whatever it wants for over 70 years.
 
2020-06-26 6:03:36 AM  
Hitler designed the original VW Beetle.
 
2020-06-26 6:04:30 AM  
Looks just like the USS Charleston.
 
2020-06-26 6:10:57 AM  
What does he want to do bring back WW2 battleship designs or something? Make something bigger than the battleship Yamoto? Because he needs a yuuuge ship, the bigglest ship in history.
 
2020-06-26 6:13:59 AM  
No, he doesn't.
 
2020-06-26 6:16:15 AM  
I feel like a couple defense contractors might have program management and legal typing up some protest letters right about now.   They already suspected that this was a highly politically motivated award.
 
2020-06-26 6:19:18 AM  
Sanrio warships?
 
2020-06-26 6:21:48 AM  
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2020-06-26 6:26:16 AM  

Archie Goodwin: [Fark user image image 500x275]
I'll just leave this here without comment.


Here we see the president showing off the Army's newest Jeep

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2020-06-26 6:26:31 AM  
What the fark?
 
2020-06-26 6:27:34 AM  
Other than destroying the economy and more than a hundred thousand dead Americans is there anything Trump won't take credit for?
 
2020-06-26 6:28:01 AM  
'It's like a yacht with missiles on it,' he said of the new design

>.<
 
2020-06-26 6:29:36 AM  
Now, I'm not a warship designer, but I'm pretty sure that aesthetics are way, way, way down the list of design concerns.
 
2020-06-26 6:31:38 AM  
They look terrible,' Trump complained of the ship designs. 'I changed designs. I looked at it I said that's a terrible looking ship. Let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same and maybe less. You know sometimes you can make it look great for less money.'

'They gave me a beautiful model. That's absolutely - it's like a yacht with missiles on it,' he added. 'It's like beautiful, but you know it's true you can build beautifully and it costs you sometimes less money.
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I know exactly what happened here. Exactly. This is 100% accurate and I am 100% sure of it.

The US has two parallel Littoral Combat Ship programmes, because at some point the Pentagon realised why blow billions on one janky new design when you can blow twice as much money on two.

So here's what happened.

At one point, he was shown an image of the top ship, the Independence-class LCS. Trump hated it, because it looked ugly as hell, like some sort of 1960s Brutalist concrete apartment complex for poor people. He complained something likr "can't you make it look classy, like a yacht with missiles on it."

At this point, an enterprising officer involved with the competing Freedom-class LCS (second image) and said, "oh yes sir we'll get right on it," and then came back an hour later with the specs and design for a ship that "looks like a big yacht with missiles on it." He pointed out that it still did all the great things the other one did, sir, but looked much more beautiful and was cheaper, too, just like you said sir, and praised the President for his excellent design ideas and brilliant leadership and just sign right here sir, to show that we should only build these beautiful yachts and not the other ugly ships.

And then someone else from the Pentagon who likes having both programmes stepped in to usher the officer away before he cut off one of the two gravy trains, and Trump leaned back in his chair, pleased at his excellent military leadership.
 
2020-06-26 6:32:44 AM  

groppet: What does he want to do bring back WW2 battleship designs or something? Make something bigger than the battleship Yamoto? Because he needs a yuuuge ship, the bigglest ship in history.


Only if Deslock starts to pelt the earth with meteors.  Then Space Force in Action! Pew pew pew!!!!
 
2020-06-26 6:35:04 AM  
A yacht with missiles?  Thats what the Iranian boats reminded me of.  They looked like they seized peoples yachts, painted them and mounted some guns.
 
2020-06-26 6:35:11 AM  

qorkfiend: Now, I'm not a warship designer, but I'm pretty sure that aesthetics are way, way, way down the list of design concerns.


"Aesthetics" tangentially could mean camouflage, rust proofing, ergonomics, or RAM.  But if not I highly doubt how a thing looks matters one damn bit to competent engineers (or the serious people in the Navy) in that field.

/There are always some who want things to look cool...
//See: Pentagon Wars
 
2020-06-26 6:36:56 AM  
He's going to paint them gold isn't he?
 
2020-06-26 6:38:51 AM  
But he told the audience of a few hundred people - with the Cooperstown, a Littoral ship, docked behind him - that he was redesigning ships for the Navy.

///I think we all know by now that we should NEVER take anything he say litorally.
 
2020-06-26 6:39:26 AM  

pkjun: They look terrible,' Trump complained of the ship designs. 'I changed designs. I looked at it I said that's a terrible looking ship. Let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same and maybe less. You know sometimes you can make it look great for less money.'

'They gave me a beautiful model. That's absolutely - it's like a yacht with missiles on it,' he added. 'It's like beautiful, but you know it's true you can build beautifully and it costs you sometimes less money.'

[Fark user image image 425x283]
[Fark user image image 425x318]

I know exactly what happened here. Exactly. This is 100% accurate and I am 100% sure of it.

The US has two parallel Littoral Combat Ship programmes, because at some point the Pentagon realised why blow billions on one janky new design when you can blow twice as much money on two.

So here's what happened...


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Forgot to say: this was at a launch for a new ship of the more-yacht-looking Freedom class (left), so he probably genuinely believes that he was responsible for the Navy "changing their design" from the Independence to the Freedom class.

In reality of course both designs have been at sea since the Obama administration, but what the President doesn't know won't hurt his eagerness to increase funding for purchase orders of 'his' design.
 
2020-06-26 6:40:38 AM  
I know this is 1984 but does anyone else remember all the conservatives shiat talking these littoral combat ships when obammy was (illegally) occupying the oval office?
 
2020-06-26 6:40:49 AM  
...with the Cooperstown, a littoral ship, docked behind him ...

I'm surprised he could find it.
 
2020-06-26 6:42:29 AM  

pkjun: They look terrible,' Trump complained of the ship designs. 'I changed designs. I looked at it I said that's a terrible looking ship. Let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same and maybe less. You know sometimes you can make it look great for less money.'

'They gave me a beautiful model. That's absolutely - it's like a yacht with missiles on it,' he added. 'It's like beautiful, but you know it's true you can build beautifully and it costs you sometimes less money.'

[Fark user image image 425x283]
[Fark user image image 425x318]

I know exactly what happened here. Exactly. This is 100% accurate and I am 100% sure of it.

The US has two parallel Littoral Combat Ship programmes, because at some point the Pentagon realised why blow billions on one janky new design when you can blow twice as much money on two.

So here's what happened.

At one point, he was shown an image of the top ship, the Independence-class LCS. Trump hated it, because it looked ugly as hell, like some sort of 1960s Brutalist concrete apartment complex for poor people. He complained something likr "can't you make it look classy, like a yacht with missiles on it."

At this point, an enterprising officer involved with the competing Freedom-class LCS (second image) and said, "oh yes sir we'll get right on it," and then came back an hour later with the specs and design for a ship that "looks like a big yacht with missiles on it." He pointed out that it still did all the great things the other one did, sir, but looked much more beautiful and was cheaper, too, just like you said sir, and praised the President for his excellent design ideas and brilliant leadership and just sign right here sir, to show that we should only build these beautiful yachts and not the other ugly ships.

And then someone else from the Pentagon who likes having both programmes stepped in to usher the officer away before he cut off one of the two gravy trains, and Trump leaned back in his chair, pleased at his excellent military leadership.


Different ship, they're just building it at the same yard as the freedom class.  We're still building both variants of LCS for the foreseeable future.
 
2020-06-26 6:46:09 AM  

Fubar: pkjun: They look terrible,' Trump complained of the ship designs. 'I changed designs. I looked at it I said that's a terrible looking ship. Let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same and maybe less. You know sometimes you can make it look great for less money.'

'They gave me a beautiful model. That's absolutely - it's like a yacht with missiles on it,' he added. 'It's like beautiful, but you know it's true you can build beautifully and it costs you sometimes less money.'

[Fark user image image 425x283]
[Fark user image image 425x318]

I know exactly what happened here. Exactly. This is 100% accurate and I am 100% sure of it.

The US has two parallel Littoral Combat Ship programmes, because at some point the Pentagon realised why blow billions on one janky new design when you can blow twice as much money on two.

So here's what happened.

At one point, he was shown an image of the top ship, the Independence-class LCS. Trump hated it, because it looked ugly as hell, like some sort of 1960s Brutalist concrete apartment complex for poor people. He complained something likr "can't you make it look classy, like a yacht with missiles on it."

At this point, an enterprising officer involved with the competing Freedom-class LCS (second image) and said, "oh yes sir we'll get right on it," and then came back an hour later with the specs and design for a ship that "looks like a big yacht with missiles on it." He pointed out that it still did all the great things the other one did, sir, but looked much more beautiful and was cheaper, too, just like you said sir, and praised the President for his excellent design ideas and brilliant leadership and just sign right here sir, to show that we should only build these beautiful yachts and not the other ugly ships.

And then someone else from the Pentagon who likes having both programmes stepped in to usher the officer away before he cut off one of the two gravy trains, and Trump leaned back in his chair, pleased at his excellent military leadership.

Different ship, they're just building it at the same yard as the freedom class.  We're still building both variants of LCS for the foreseeable future.


Yeah, exactly. What I'm saying is that Trump is telling a story about how he saw the Independence-class design, told them it was ugly, and then was shown the Freedom-class design and thought it was a new upgrade they had made from his brilliant suggestion to make it look beautiful like a big yacht.

And then the Pentagon, seeing an opportunity to make the boss think the thing they wanted was the boss's own idea, decided not to correct his misunderstanding, but rather agreed with him and praised him for his brilliant design ideas and invited him to a launch event for the beautiful ship "he" designed.
 
2020-06-26 6:46:51 AM  

Liquid_Bacon: A yacht with missiles?  Thats what the Iranian boats reminded me of.  They looked like they seized peoples yachts, painted them and mounted some guns.


If just seizing yachts from the kind of worthless overpaid dipshiats that own yachts is actually where Iran's missile boats come from, I think that may be the final confirmation that they're the good guys and we're the bad guys in our conflict, if there was any doubt before.

I mean, the US's boats were funded by basically stealing all the money from poor people and then giving 80% of it to corrupt rich people, in some cases almost literally stealing food from the mouths of poor children to do it (in the form of defunding social programs and increasing military budgets).

I'll bet their retrofitted boats actually work, too, so they're the symbolic opposite of us in more ways than one.
 
2020-06-26 6:50:22 AM  
It's amazing the money we can find for toys for wars that may never happen..But we can't find money
for things that ARE happening, like sickness, homelessness, starvation, inequality..
 
2020-06-26 6:58:13 AM  
He wants to 'razzle dazzle' them.

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Beautiful.
 
2020-06-26 7:00:45 AM  
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Just needs a MAGA hat.
 
2020-06-26 7:01:24 AM  
Great. All of our ships will have bottle-blonde hair and fake bazongas. That'll confuse the hell outta the Russkie subs. Or something.
 
2020-06-26 7:02:36 AM  

qorkfiend: Now, I'm not a warship designer, but I'm pretty sure that aesthetics are way, way, way down the list of design concerns.


Eh... there are actually some visual considerations. (I just do survivability analyses mind you, I don't design them.)

In the past some ships were built deliberately wonky to throw off ballistics computers. Before the days of Radar, people with fancy telescopes would infer the range and direction of ships by eye. Shifting features around to make it hard to discern stern from bow was common. This was also the age of those outlandish dazzle paint schemes, which were also designed to break up the shape of the ship and make it harder to visually track.

Now you would think "hang on, wouldn't a loud paint scheme just draw the eye to the ship?" Yes. But so too would the massive columns of smoke from the funnels. What wonky arrangements and dazzle paint did is throw off the visual range/direction finders.

Naval artillery relies on computers. You have two fast moving objects so far away that if you aim where they are presently, you'll just hit Ocean. You have to aim where you target will be when the shells fall. The computers gathered data about the sea state, latitude, what their own ship was doing, factored in how guns further forward and aft from the center line ...

Ah fark it, Drachenfel does a better job of explaining it on YouTube:
Range-finding and Fire Control - Plotting Your Demise
Youtube cbXyAzGtIX8


And yes, WWI battleships did have computers. They were mechanically based analog computers at first. By WWII, some of the mechanical parts were replaced by electrical parts.

Today the consideration is less what the ship looks like optically that what it looks like in microwave and infrared. Microwave, because that is the band of EM that Radar works at. Infrared because that is what a lot of terminal guidance systems for missiles track on.

And while I can't go into details of exactly what those features are nowadays, I can tell you that most warships afloat have them.

...and they tend to drive a visual aesthetic that Don the Con considers ugly...
 
2020-06-26 7:11:55 AM  

Archie Goodwin: [Fark user image 500x275]
I'll just leave this here without comment.


What he heard: Redesign warships. What they actually said: Mr. President, can you start by drawing a clock.
 
2020-06-26 7:14:03 AM  

pkjun: They look terrible,' Trump complained of the ship designs. 'I changed designs. I looked at it I said that's a terrible looking ship. Let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same and maybe less. You know sometimes you can make it look great for less money.'

'They gave me a beautiful model. That's absolutely - it's like a yacht with missiles on it,' he added. 'It's like beautiful, but you know it's true you can build beautifully and it costs you sometimes less money.'

[Fark user image image 425x283]
[Fark user image image 425x318]

I know exactly what happened here. Exactly. This is 100% accurate and I am 100% sure of it.

The US has two parallel Littoral Combat Ship programmes, because at some point the Pentagon realised why blow billions on one janky new design when you can blow twice as much money on two.

So here's what happened.

At one point, he was shown an image of the top ship, the Independence-class LCS. Trump hated it, because it looked ugly as hell, like some sort of 1960s Brutalist concrete apartment complex for poor people. He complained something likr "can't you make it look classy, like a yacht with missiles on it."

At this point, an enterprising officer involved with the competing Freedom-class LCS (second image) and said, "oh yes sir we'll get right on it," and then came back an hour later with the specs and design for a ship that "looks like a big yacht with missiles on it." He pointed out that it still did all the great things the other one did, sir, but looked much more beautiful and was cheaper, too, just like you said sir, and praised the President for his excellent design ideas and brilliant leadership and just sign right here sir, to show that we should only build these beautiful yachts and not the other ugly ships.

And then someone else from the Pentagon who likes having both programmes stepped in to usher the officer away before he cut off one of the two gravy trains, and Trump leaned back in his chair, pleased at his excellent military leadership.


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The decision to run both designs of the LCS was made back in the Obama administration. Recently the idea that either LCS could be adapted into a frigate were finally taken out back and shot, and the Navy decided to purchase a design from the Italians. This was announced at the end of April.

While I can't say definitively that Trump had zero say on the matter, none of this was in his "hey pay attention to me" bin at the time the decisions were made. The Pentagon was tired of congressional inquiries about the shortcomings of the LCS programs. To get the funding from congress to build their badly needed frigates they had to basically stop dicking around with their own designs and go with something off the shelf.

See also
 
2020-06-26 7:14:44 AM  

Hand Banana: He's going to paint them gold isn't he?


And slap 'TRUMP' on the sides in yuge letters. Maybe throw some Greek columns around.
 
2020-06-26 7:15:32 AM  

pkjun: Yeah, exactly. What I'm saying is that Trump is telling a story about how he saw the Independence-class design, told them it was ugly, and then was shown the Freedom-class design and thought it was a new upgrade they had made from his brilliant suggestion to make it look beautiful like a big yacht.

And then the Pentagon, seeing an opportunity to make the boss think the thing they wanted was the boss's own idea, decided not to correct his misunderstanding, but rather agreed with him and praised him for his brilliant design ideas and invited him to a launch event for the beautiful ship "he" designed.


That i can believe, which is why im sure we have lawyers hard at work right now.

And while the Freedom may look more "yacht" like, at least the Indy class can deploy.   :)
 
2020-06-26 7:15:44 AM  

Evil Twin Skippy: qorkfiend: Now, I'm not a warship designer, but I'm pretty sure that aesthetics are way, way, way down the list of design concerns.

Eh... there are actually some visual considerations. (I just do survivability analyses mind you, I don't design them.)

In the past some ships were built deliberately wonky to throw off ballistics computers. Before the days of Radar, people with fancy telescopes would infer the range and direction of ships by eye. Shifting features around to make it hard to discern stern from bow was common. This was also the age of those outlandish dazzle paint schemes, which were also designed to break up the shape of the ship and make it harder to visually track.

Now you would think "hang on, wouldn't a loud paint scheme just draw the eye to the ship?" Yes. But so too would the massive columns of smoke from the funnels. What wonky arrangements and dazzle paint did is throw off the visual range/direction finders.

Naval artillery relies on computers. You have two fast moving objects so far away that if you aim where they are presently, you'll just hit Ocean. You have to aim where you target will be when the shells fall. The computers gathered data about the sea state, latitude, what their own ship was doing, factored in how guns further forward and aft from the center line ...

Ah fark it, Drachenfel does a better job of explaining it on YouTube:
[YouTube video: Range-finding and Fire Control - Plotting Your Demise]

And yes, WWI battleships did have computers. They were mechanically based analog computers at first. By WWII, some of the mechanical parts were replaced by electrical parts.

Today the consideration is less what the ship looks like optically that what it looks like in microwave and infrared. Microwave, because that is the band of EM that Radar works at. Infrared because that is what a lot of terminal guidance systems for missiles track on.

And while I can't go into details of exactly what those features are nowadays, I can tell you that most warships afloat have them.

...and they tend to drive a visual aesthetic that Don the Con considers ugly...


This deserves all the smart votes as much as trump deserves some kind of highly visual and horrifically fast spreading cancer.

Drachenfel's page is my favorite on the yoo tubes and if you're into really understanding how boats have gone about trying to put holes in one another over the centuries it should be your favorite too.
 
2020-06-26 7:27:20 AM  

Fubar: pkjun: Yeah, exactly. What I'm saying is that Trump is telling a story about how he saw the Independence-class design, told them it was ugly, and then was shown the Freedom-class design and thought it was a new upgrade they had made from his brilliant suggestion to make it look beautiful like a big yacht.

And then the Pentagon, seeing an opportunity to make the boss think the thing they wanted was the boss's own idea, decided not to correct his misunderstanding, but rather agreed with him and praised him for his brilliant design ideas and invited him to a launch event for the beautiful ship "he" designed.

That i can believe, which is why im sure we have lawyers hard at work right now.

And while the Freedom may look more "yacht" like, at least the Indy class can deploy.   :)


The Frigates are actually a design licensed from the Italians.

As far as which LCS ships are currently laid up for engine work? Last I checked: all of them.
 
2020-06-26 7:45:54 AM  

Evil Twin Skippy: Fubar: pkjun: Yeah, exactly. What I'm saying is that Trump is telling a story about how he saw the Independence-class design, told them it was ugly, and then was shown the Freedom-class design and thought it was a new upgrade they had made from his brilliant suggestion to make it look beautiful like a big yacht.

And then the Pentagon, seeing an opportunity to make the boss think the thing they wanted was the boss's own idea, decided not to correct his misunderstanding, but rather agreed with him and praised him for his brilliant design ideas and invited him to a launch event for the beautiful ship "he" designed.

That i can believe, which is why im sure we have lawyers hard at work right now.

And while the Freedom may look more "yacht" like, at least the Indy class can deploy.   :)

The Frigates are actually a design licensed from the Italians.

As far as which LCS ships are currently laid up for engine work? Last I checked: all of them.


2016? That's before trump personally redesigned the engines.

I can assure you that at least the LCS 6 and follows set of Indy class are on overseas deployment rotation now. LCS 1-4 are a slightly different story, there we're some pretty big changes (internally) after them and the navy still hadn't figured out what they're going to do with them.

Full disclosure, I work on the Indy class.
 
2020-06-26 7:49:01 AM  

Evil Twin Skippy: qorkfiend: Now, I'm not a warship designer, but I'm pretty sure that aesthetics are way, way, way down the list of design concerns.

Eh... there are actually some visual considerations. (I just do survivability analyses mind you, I don't design them.)

In the past some ships were built deliberately wonky to throw off ballistics computers. Before the days of Radar, people with fancy telescopes would infer the range and direction of ships by eye. Shifting features around to make it hard to discern stern from bow was common. This was also the age of those outlandish dazzle paint schemes, which were also designed to break up the shape of the ship and make it harder to visually track.

Now you would think "hang on, wouldn't a loud paint scheme just draw the eye to the ship?" Yes. But so too would the massive columns of smoke from the funnels. What wonky arrangements and dazzle paint did is throw off the visual range/direction finders.

Naval artillery relies on computers. You have two fast moving objects so far away that if you aim where they are presently, you'll just hit Ocean. You have to aim where you target will be when the shells fall. The computers gathered data about the sea state, latitude, what their own ship was doing, factored in how guns further forward and aft from the center line ...

Ah fark it, Drachenfel does a better job of explaining it on YouTube:
[YouTube video: Range-finding and Fire Control - Plotting Your Demise]

And yes, WWI battleships did have computers. They were mechanically based analog computers at first. By WWII, some of the mechanical parts were replaced by electrical parts.

Today the consideration is less what the ship looks like optically that what it looks like in microwave and infrared. Microwave, because that is the band of EM that Radar works at. Infrared because that is what a lot of terminal guidance systems for missiles track on.

And while I can't go into details of exactly what those features are nowadays, I can tell you that most warships afloat have them.

...and they tend to drive a visual aesthetic that Don the Con considers ugly...


Yeah, "aesthetics" was clearly the wrong word...
 
2020-06-26 7:51:59 AM  
I for one welcome our new gold plated rococo space ships.  Space Force will never be the same.
 
2020-06-26 7:52:42 AM  
'They gave me a beautiful model. That's absolutely - it's like a yacht with missiles on it,' he added. 'It's like beautiful, but you know it's true you can build beautifully and it costs you sometimes less money.'


He is a freakin toddler. He started whining about how the war ships don't look like a yacht so they handed him a shiny toy boat and he got distracted and left.

They should take him for a drive in the country. They can just toss something shiny in to a hay field and then drive away.
 
2020-06-26 7:55:15 AM  

pkjun: They look terrible,' Trump complained of the ship designs. 'I changed designs. I looked at it I said that's a terrible looking ship. Let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same and maybe less. You know sometimes you can make it look great for less money.'

'They gave me a beautiful model. That's absolutely - it's like a yacht with missiles on it,' he added. 'It's like beautiful, but you know it's true you can build beautifully and it costs you sometimes less money.'

[Fark user image 425x283]
[Fark user image 425x318]

I know exactly what happened here. Exactly. This is 100% accurate and I am 100% sure of it.

The US has two parallel Littoral Combat Ship programmes, because at some point the Pentagon realised why blow billions on one janky new design when you can blow twice as much money on two.

So here's what happened.

At one point, he was shown an image of the top ship, the Independence-class LCS. Trump hated it, because it looked ugly as hell, like some sort of 1960s Brutalist concrete apartment complex for poor people. He complained something likr "can't you make it look classy, like a yacht with missiles on it."

At this point, an enterprising officer involved with the competing Freedom-class LCS (second image) and said, "oh yes sir we'll get right on it," and then came back an hour later with the specs and design for a ship that "looks like a big yacht with missiles on it." He pointed out that it still did all the great things the other one did, sir, but looked much more beautiful and was cheaper, too, just like you said sir, and praised the President for his excellent design ideas and brilliant leadership and just sign right here sir, to show that we should only build these beautiful yachts and not the other ugly ships.

And then someone else from the Pentagon who likes having both programmes stepped in to usher the officer away before he cut off one of the two gravy trains, and Trump leaned back in his chair, pleased at his excellent military leadersh ...


I am 100% sure you are right.

They also handed him a model. That a great way to get a toddler to stop crying while you are at the mall.
 
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