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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:21 AM

Trump offers advice to Boeing on 737 MAX planes: 'REBRAND'

Source: Politico

Trump offers advice to Boeing on 737 MAX planes: 'REBRAND'

By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 04/15/2019 07:30 AM EDT

President Donald Trump on Monday suggested aviation giant Boeing ditch the designation for its scandal-plagued 737 MAX planes, renaming the aircraft once a critical software issue is fixed and they are able to fly once again.

“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,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “No product has suffered like this one. But again, what the hell do I know?”

The 737 MAX series planes were grounded worldwide last month after one of the planes crashed shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia, killing everyone on board and drawing comparisons with another deadly crash involving the same model in October.

At issue, according to preliminary crash reports for both fatal flights, was a flaw in the plane’s automation software. The crashes have renewed scrutiny on the FAA’s approval process, some of which has been outsourced to aircraft manufacturers. It has also spawned questions about how much Boeing knew about the glitch, prompting demands for congressional hearings on both issues.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/15/trump-boeing-737-max-1274719

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:22 AM

1. How about fixing the f-ing plane first?

and, if Trump is giving advice, do the opposite

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:33 AM

2. Didn't uh this plane used be called the Boeing 737?

Not sure, now we call it the Awesome Flying Machine.

Oh. Okay.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:37 AM

3. Lipstick on a pig?

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Response to TrogL (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:03 AM

6. My thought also. I am sure the irony is totally lost on Trump.

Putting lipstick on pigs being his m.o.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:52 AM

4. This could be fun - The Boeing "Hubris"

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:54 AM

5. Yup.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:45 AM

7. Trump should purchase all of the 737 MAXs cheap for

his personal airline.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:50 AM

8. "To set a good example, I'll rebrand my time in office as 'the Stephen Miller presidency' ! "

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:08 PM

9. "... add some additional great features, & REBRAND...."

"New and improved 737: it doesn't crash as much!"

Trump: "But again, what the hell do I know?"


Truer words were never spoken.

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Response to area51 (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:04 PM

13. "New and improved 737: it doesn't crash as much!"

I can't wait for that commercial.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:10 PM

10. I honestly thought this was going to be an Onion article.

He is such a fucking idiot.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:12 PM

11. Boeing thanks him for this marketing 101 advice

Rebrand? Gosh, they never would have thought of that.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:02 PM

12. How about DON'T CRASH?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:16 PM

14. How is he going to rebrand Trump?

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Response to HipChick (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:10 PM

15. People on Twitter suggested rebrancding the Con family

to Hitler. I heard that the Tweeter comments are hilarious

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