Donald Trump became the laughing stock of the internet on Friday when he bragged about a new “super duper missile” that the U.S. military is developing to go 17 times faster than any existing rocket.
Trump said the following:
“We have, I call it the ‘Super Duper Missile.’ And I heard the other night, 17 times faster than what they have right now. If you take the fastest missile right now. You’ve heard Russia has 5 times, China is working on 5 or 6 times. We have one 17 times …17 times faster”
TRUMP: "We have, I call it the 'Super Duper Missile.' And I heard the other night, 17 times faster than what they have right now. If you take the fastest missile right now. You've heard Russia has 5 times, China is working on 5 or 6 times. We have one 17 times …17 times faster" pic.twitter.com/Y3ZtNIL9TI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 15, 2020
People on Twitter were quick to troll him for speaking like a five-year-old kid.
Did Trump really say "Super Duper Missile?"
— Richard Hare (@_RichardHare) May 15, 2020
Development of the Super-Duper Missile is crucial to the success of Operation Warp Speed.
— Paul Tergeist (@tergeist_paul) May 15, 2020
— John Pijanowski (@John_Pijanowski) May 15, 2020
If in fact the Pentagon was developing a "super duper" missile THAT WOULD BE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION. BUT HEY TRUMP NEEDS SOMETHING FOR HIS CAMPAIGN RIGHT?
— Annette Pora (@annette_pora) May 15, 2020
— Nate4546 (@N_Re8a79) May 15, 2020
Wow!!! A SUPER DUPER missile!!! Aren’t we lucky.
— Annette Sanders (@annettesnders) May 15, 2020
Meant for Road Runners; tested on Coyotes. pic.twitter.com/c0TcdK4018
— decitect #MaskYaSelfBeforeYaWreckYaSelf (@decitect) May 15, 2020
Currently fastest supersonic missile (known) is the BrahMos at 2,200mph. This would be about 34,000 mph, or 49x faster than the speed of sound.
— Green Man! (@Greenman89071) May 15, 2020
And that should knock COVID 19 right out of the sky. Meantime while he brags I, 72 sit in my house with a short life span left waiting 4 a national plan so we can not risk our lives going to Doc or getting food. We have Govs working very hard 2 keep us safe while he does nothing.
— irene randall (@Lovelistening1) May 15, 2020
Can't wait till he calls it the "Tippy Top Super Duper Missile"
— kersti (@FeistyOldHag) May 15, 2020
It's Super! Duper! and it goes Vroom!.Vroom!.Vroom! Like Twuck!
— mets fan (@MetsDan) May 15, 2020
How does russia have a missile 5x faster than the fastest missile? Isn't that now the fastest? I need to stop trying to find logic in his jibberish.
— Joanne Dorozenski (@skidazzle) May 15, 2020
He’s a giant toddler. “Super dupa”?
— Mat Keeling 🇬🇬🇨🇮 (@keelingover) May 15, 2020
— grumpster (@grumppyme) May 15, 2020