President Donald Trump tweeted out a lighthearted suggestion for "rebranding" the Boeing 737 MAX following two fatal crashes, and other social media users were horrified.
The president spent much of the previous day tweeting about Tiger Woods winning the Masters golf tournament, and he started Monday with a self-deprecating suggestion for the troubled aircraft manufacturer.
What do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!), but if I were Boeing, I would FIX the B… https://t.co/VVyRzxxsh5— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1555324167.0
The aircraft was grounded worldwide last month after a fatal crash on Ethiopian Airlines that killed all 157 aboard, five months after a crash on Lion Air that killed all 189 passengers and crew.
"No product has suffered like this one." A whole lot of people died when these planes crashed, but sure let's talk… https://t.co/kzOiSruWgR— Teri Carter 🌲 (@Teri Carter 🌲) 1555324335.0
@realDonaldTrump Yah it's the PRODUCT that suffered...— Merrick Garland's Witch (@Merrick Garland's Witch) 1555324228.0
@realDonaldTrump Curious what ‘new name’ your family members will pick for themselves when this whole charade is over— Roland Scahill (@Roland Scahill) 1555324407.0
"why don't they build the whole plane out of the black box" - the president https://t.co/1pQPkRUDTZ— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff) 1555324640.0
@realDonaldTrump This is a perfectly natural thing for a US President to be furious about at 6:30 in the morning— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) 1555324258.0
@realDonaldTrump In other words, Cover it up?— Grandma Roxy (@Grandma Roxy) 1555325988.0
@realDonaldTrump You bankrupted a steak company, casino, and a fucking university dedicated to you. I would slow down on the advice.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1555324389.0
I can’t believe Boeing never thought of fixing their crashing planes before https://t.co/PekOYmYVA9— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1555324665.0
Maybe Boeing should just turn its engines into a money laundering vehicle for corrupt Russians. I hear that's a goo… https://t.co/Rv7Xm0Izym— Dr. emptywheel (@Dr. emptywheel) 1555326638.0
@realDonaldTrump Note: Branding is not something that fixes mechanical problems.— Matthew Gellert (@Matthew Gellert) 1555324367.0
@realDonaldTrump great idea, they could rebrand it as Trump Air ... oh wait, there already was a Trump Air and you… https://t.co/Nt9zSy2Y4W— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1555324365.0
@realDonaldTrump Had to check was this the parody account. No. It's not.— Britney Britwell (@Britney Britwell) 1555324285.0
@realDonaldTrump Focus. Ruin one job at a time please— Dave (@Dave) 1555326153.0