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That Boeing Tweet Was All About Trump's Ego

Lawrence O'Donnell reports that Donald Trump tweeted about Boeing 22 minutes after the Boeing CEO questioned his trade policies. No, really.
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Okay so

1. No planes have actually been ordered yet.

2. Boeing is one of two companies in the world that can make an Air Force One, the other is in France.

3. Trump lied. About the price tag, about the order, about the reason he brought it up.

The reason he brought it up was, Boeing's CEO questioned his trade rhetoric in the pages of the Chicago Tribune. Really.

And yes, it may be time for everyone to put Donald Trump on mute. He's not telling the truth, he's an inexperienced intellectual lightweight, and it's clear that in the Trump Celebrity Apprentice White House, he's the apprentice and someone or many someone else's are in charge.

As Lawrence sums it up:

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: 22 minutes before Donald Trump's tweet, this article was posted in the Chicago Tribune: "Boeing CEO waits for Trump's trade play." The article quoted Boeing's CEO saying "Last year we delivered 495 737s from our customers around the world. One of every three were bound for China, and about a quarter were bound for Chinese customers." He suggests the Trump team and Congress back off from the 2016 anti-trade rhetoric and perceived threats to punish other countries with higher tariffs or fees. And so that's what it takes to get the next President of The United States to attack your company. That's what it takes to get the next President of The United States to threaten the American jobs at your company. Here's what Donald Trump said when he was asked about his tweet today.

DONALD TRUMP: The plane is totally out of control. It's going be over $4 billion. It's for Air Force One program. and ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make money but not that much money.

O'DONNELL: Boeing stock dropped today. But it completely recovered by the end of the trading day. It seems Wall Street figured out today that it will just have to continue to treat Donald Trump's comments as nothing more than uncontrolled outbursts from an uninformed heckler, even though he will soon be heckling, from the White House.

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