Donald Trump loses Aircraft Carrier--this is NO JOKE
Donald Trump has done something a normal person would never do (although admittedly POTUS is not normal). It is something he would never do after playing golf at Mar-A-Lago, such as lose a golfball in the rough. No the Trumposaurus has now done something that boggles the imagination--even considering it's Trump who did it.
What did he lose? The the USS Carl Vinson.
For those of you who are not up on US admiralty, the Vinson is a huge aircraft carrier. Here are a few statistics
Pictures make more sense than dry statistics. Let's look at the Vinson from the front:
Even more impressive is when we compare the Vinson to familiar land-based structures:
So how did the Trumpopsaurus lose a huge floating city that cost more to build out than the city in which I live? Firstly, he plays golf more than half of all the weekends during which he has been in office, already rolling up a tab of $20 M and even Republicans are not happy about that.
He was hired to do a job, and that wasn't golf or selling time shares at resorts. It was to govern. The Trumposaurus now governs like Godzilla, breathing fire and flames onto existing protections we serfs have left remaining.
Want to know how he lost a huge floating military colossus? He did what every amateur golfer/president does--he didn't keep his eye on the ball (i.e., aircraft carrier).
Here's the REAL itinerary of the Vinson: at dock in Singapore on April 8, 2017
Then Trump was rattling sabers at North Korea for daring to exist, but he certainly was not sending a "very powerful" armada--"very powerful". Seems that some how the Vinson was heading south towards Australia for a few weeks until somebody tapped Trump on his head, telling him of the true facts. The Vinson, alas, was not headed to North Korea to threaten Kim Jun Un. Instead it was going to terrorize kangaroos.
This revelation did not penetrate Trump's limpid brain until 5 days after the Vinson got "lost".
MSNBC jumped on this story with nice maps (already displayed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGS4qI1D6aM
Now, the Trump team has to play catch up with the missing Vinson, so he details "Chaos" Mattis (his preferred call sign--and now well-earned) to explain things. (1:55).
There may be a silver lining to this story of a totally inept president. First, soothe your fears, he is too incapable to be a war-monger when he can't even keep track of his weaponry. Therefore the Neocons will seek to depose him along with the #NeverTrump folks. He's getting a lately very rough treatment from fellow Republicans. The McCain-Graham wing is mad because he's not warlike enough. Other Republicans are mad at him for his self-aggrandizement at the expense of not only the taxpayers but taking care of governance.
Early on, I was skeptical that Trump will be impeached. Now I think it is inevitable--triggered not by the HillBots but by his base and the American people in general. His level of incompetence is staggering. If we're going to have a jingoist president, maybe we could draft Marine LePen. If she wins or loses in her election, maybe we could borrow her.
Trump will be a one-term president. Even his own party won't re-digest his bullshit a second time.
The Dumbocrats will be the recipients of Trump's incompetence by winning seats in Congress that otherwise they wouldn't have won in 2018. It appears as if the Jackass party will live until at least 2020.