Worst tweet of the day —> https://t.co/bVT5cvjpKp
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) December 6, 2016
Oh man … when even Matt Yglesias is calling your tweet bad, it’s time to re-evaluate your strategy.
As Twitchy told you, reporters fell all over themselves earlier today to bust Donald Trump for being wrong about the cost of Air Force One. It appears, though, that Trump was right. Whoops! But CNBC’s still determined to get a story out of it. So here’s what they came up with:
As Trump pushes back on Boeing, consider this: His private jet cost a fraction of Air Force One https://t.co/hcs5HC5ASp
— CNBC (@CNBC) December 6, 2016
CNBC’s article includes the dubious $1.65 billion figure. What it does not include, however, is a point.
@CNBC: what is this tweet
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) December 6, 2016
The tweet is garbage, basically.
@CNBC Leading contender for Worst Tweet of the Day. Congrats on your garbage.
— Steve Golden ? (@NatsBankruptcy) December 6, 2016
.@CNBC what a dumb tweet.
— Krill (@Krilll_) December 6, 2016
@CNBC this is a bad tweet.
— Matthew Wells (@matt_wells16) December 6, 2016
Yes. Yes it is.
@CNBC delete this tweet. Trump's plane isn't even close to comparable to AF1.
— ? (@ToniTagliarino) December 6, 2016
@CNBC So what? How can you compare the two?
— Roberto Antonini (@RANRoberto) December 6, 2016
That's like comparing apples and some fruit nobody's ever heard of that's not EMP-hardened. https://t.co/MySWIlQ7Dc
— delrayser (@delrayser) December 6, 2016
@CNBC consider this: Air Force One is a specially equipped aircraft. Dumbest fucking headline ever.
— Hank Epton (@HankEpton) December 6, 2016
His private jet has a a fraction of AF1's capabilities. https://t.co/8lLcqIs7a0
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 6, 2016
@CNBC Trump's plane costs a fraction for a REASON, why are you doing BS stories like this?
— Tomasso (@TomassoRico) December 6, 2016
.@CNBC OMG! Comparing Trump's 757 to Air Force One is totally apples / oranges! Find someone who knows about planes, please. ?
— Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog) December 6, 2016
@CNBC Good irrelevant non-sequitur there. His plane doesn't have air defence and communications capability to run America. But well done.
— Christian Barltrop (@ChristianCkb21) December 6, 2016
— Matthew Kramer ? (@pilot) December 6, 2016
@CNBC Okay? Can the Trump plane be a flying Oval Office during a nuclear war? No? THEN SHUT UP!
— Forever NeverTrump (@4everNeverTrump) December 6, 2016
@CNBC Seriously? You are comparing his private jet to the plane responsible for carrying the POTUS and surviving a nuclear attack?
— I'llBringTheWine (@IWillBringWine) December 6, 2016
@CNBC let's see AF1 has: missile countermeasures, in air refueling capability, secure comms, etc etc. It adds up.
— JP (@JPnMiami) December 6, 2016
@CNBC AF1 can direct a nuclear war from the air. Trump's plane lets him take a crap on a marble toilet.
— Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) December 6, 2016
.@CNBC But can Trump's jet survive an EMP pulse and function as a mobile command center for the US civil and mil authorities?
— Andrew Otis Wassail (@ThatWeissGuy) December 6, 2016
@CNBC Can he direct a nuclear attack from his awesome plane? Avoid radar? Launch counter attack? Refuel and stay up for days? Thought not.
— TommyRulz (@tbond111) December 6, 2016
The thing is, CNBC’s Robert Frank briefly acknowledges that Trump’s private plane isn’t on the same plane, so to speak, as Air Force One:
Aviation experts say Trump’s plane is more luxurious, but Air Force One is a technology marvel, with an anti-missile system, scramblers, massive communications systems and back-up systems. So the two aircraft are not really comparable. But based on the Trump-gold standard for private jets, it’s no wonder he’s demanding a cost cut from Boeing.
So why is this a story? Of the wealth of material out there to lob at Trump, this is what CNBC’s going with?
@CNBC What moron thought this tweet made sense?
— Ms. Wildhack (@MsWildhack) December 6, 2016
@CNBC consider this: you are incompetent.
— Imma Angrier (@doyourjobnow) December 6, 2016
Consider This @CNBC : You are a Big Part of The Problem.
— Jim Bartlett (@MadElf25) December 6, 2016
@CNBC WTH? Are you serious with that headline. Is the POTUS head of the free world or some jerk flying on a private plane? Stunningly stupid
— Copperbird (@copperbird7) December 6, 2016
@CNBC this is as irresponsible a headline as any you've done. You oversimplify everything, and that's how we end up here. Do your jobs.
— Greg Rucka (@ruckawriter) December 6, 2016
@CNBC you might want to rethink your life choices. You're just… not that good at what you do.
— Arthur (@ahaynes00) December 6, 2016