‘Digital. What’s digital?’: Donald Trump tells Navy to use ‘goddamned steam’ for catapult – Telegraph.co.uk
âAnd I said – and now they want to buy more aircraft carriers … I said what system are you going to be – âSir, weâre staying with digital.â
“I said, âNo youâre not. [Youâre] going to goddamned steam,â the digital costs hundreds of millions of dollars more money and itâs no good.”
A Pentagon officialÂ said MrÂ Trumpâs comments surprised defence officialsÂ and were inaccurate.
“You can see elements of reality in what he said, but I think he may have spoken without having all of the information in front of him,” the official told the Washington Post.
“I think he either has time-late information, or the information he has is not correct.â