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 Boeing 737 MAX, add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with a new name.
No product has suffered like this one. But again, what the hell do I know?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
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 about how Boeing’s MAX has suffered.
Next time let’s elect a president with some shreds of empathy and humanity, shall we? https://t.co/673BEGkbpa
— Teri Carter (@teri_atthepaper) April 15, 2019
Yah it’s the PRODUCT that suffered…
— Merrick Garland’s Witch (@MorninGovnaa) April 15, 2019
Curious what ‘new name’ your family members will pick for themselves when this whole charade is over
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) April 15, 2019
“why don’t they build the whole plane out of the black box” – the president https://t.co/1pQPkRUDTZ
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 15, 2019
This is a perfectly natural thing for a US President to be furious about at 6:30 in the morning
— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) April 15, 2019
In other words,
Cover it up?
— Grandma Roxy (@RStasch) April 15, 2019
You bankrupted a steak company, casino, and a fucking university dedicated to you.
I would slow down on the advice.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 15, 2019
I can’t believe Boeing never thought of fixing their crashing planes before https://t.co/PekOYmYVA9
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 15, 2019
Maybe Boeing should just turn its engines into a money laundering vehicle for corrupt Russians. I hear that’s a good fix. https://t.co/SRppE9NMSO
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) April 15, 2019
Note: Branding is not something that fixes mechanical problems.
— Matthew Gellert (@MatthewGellert) April 15, 2019
great idea, they could rebrand it as Trump Air … oh wait, there already was a Trump Air and you flew it right into yet another bankruptcy. oh well, cool business advice there, Guy Who Failed At Every Job Except Game Show Host, tell us another
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 15, 2019
Had to check was this the parody account. No. It’s not.
— Britney Britwell (@BritneyBritwell) April 15, 2019
Focus. Ruin one job at a time please
— Dave (@realdavehvs) April 15, 2019