After Trump, Pentagon Reckons With Fortune Wasted On F-35 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

After Trump, Pentagon Reckons With Fortune Wasted On F-35 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1


The Pentagon has spent about $1.7 trillion on a jet that Trump loved to talk about. But the military never got its money's worth. MSNBC's Brian Williams explains. Aired on 02/25/2021.
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After Trump, Pentagon Reckons With Fortune Wasted On F-35 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

90 Comments on "After Trump, Pentagon Reckons With Fortune Wasted On F-35 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Immortal Asirpa | February 25, 2021 at 1:50 AM | Reply

    Always wondered what he meant by our nation’s *hydrosonic* missile defense system. Travels at the speed of water? Don’t think Boeing makes those.

  2. Stealth… not equivalent to invisible

  3. Progressive Humanist | February 25, 2021 at 1:54 AM | Reply

    All 45* did was waste tax payer money; worse he channeled much of it to him and his offspring.

  4. Charlie Herbst | February 25, 2021 at 1:57 AM | Reply

    It is disgusting what our country wastes on our military. Excessive. We spend more than the next 7 largest nations combined.

    • And we’re not at war; but we keep a military as though we are at war. It’s all to feed the shareholders of the military industrial complex; and it doesn’t even provide all that many domestic jobs. While our infrastructure falls apart, we can’t house the homeless, the middle class is shrinking, and the country is going down the tubes. We would do better to re-develop our manufacturing base, maintain a smaller military with more focus on research for if we ever do get into a war, and create a stronger more prosperous nation. The military isn’t the only form of strength needed to be a successful nation.

    • @Jason LaCroix
      That’s the thing about vets; “they” deserve it since they served. But no one else should get what they get. It’s the old “sense of relative deprivation” thing.

    • Don Charles Reyes | February 25, 2021 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      @christina alfonse it’s not a wasted money for Russia. They are driving the terrorists you sponsored away from the country. The fact that Syrians are happy and very welcomin to Russians is a clear indication that THERE IS PROGRESS. Unlike any of the US INTERVENTIONS. BBC even covered the happy and celebrating Syrians.

    • @keir farnum a bloated military and an ever farther reaching of kingdom expansion has been key in rhe collapse of all empires. Concentration of wealth, cities in decay, crumbling infrastructure, loss of faith and trust in institutions, along with an ever increasing mass surveillance and hostile policing. The ruling class know what’s coming. These things are all in an advanced state of failure. We’re watching America falter. We want to deny it. But, it is occurring right now.

    • @Alfred Basurto you should try that math again

  5. VegaTheSagePigeon | February 25, 2021 at 2:03 AM | Reply

    That plane fighter jacket he was wearing made him look almost as big as Kim Jong-Un

    • The King Of Waffles | February 25, 2021 at 4:20 PM | Reply

      @ranna neumann No, I don’t think so. Trump would’ve scared the ghost away.

    • The King Of Waffles | February 25, 2021 at 4:31 PM | Reply

      @TheDiamond2009 Bwaaahahaha! Excuse me, But WTF have you’ve been smoking! Don’t think a constant diet of McDonald’s fast food is going to give you or anyone anything but a solid form. Maybe diabetes, kidney failure, heart disease and obesity.

    • But dumber, if that’s possible

    • I’d say with a better haircut, but the only thing that goes well with orange is vodka.

    • The King Of Waffles | February 25, 2021 at 6:01 PM | Reply

      @Jonathan Mol How about garlic pepper orange glazed chicken? But, Tbe orange has to to be dead though.

  6. _”You can’t see it”_ He was thinking of his taxes.

    And, wrong again.

  7. Trump’s reign was a disaster in every direction.

  8. Not too sure what you need fighter jets for when the “war” is in your own backyard.

  9. “Money for War, but can’t feed the Poor!” – Tupac Shakur

    • @Akashes Klay I’m not talking about homeless. I’m talking somewhat functional poor people who constantly screw their own life up with poor decisions. That’s quite a huge chunk of the struggling poor.

      High school dropouts who have no desire to go back to school. People who would rather sell drugs or stolen merch on the street than get a real job. Women who just have kid after kid after kid with worthless men who never pay a nickel. What do you do about any of these people? They are tax money sinks that the middle class just pays blindly who are so disincentivized to fix their lives that they just never bother. This is the “generational welfare” crowd.

    • @Troll Account These same people are going through a pandemic, lost their jobs because of the pandemic. You’re talking pre-pandemic. What you are ranting crazy about sounds a lot deeper than what I’m talking about. I’m talking about people who needs this extremely. Our society don’t have a livable wage. Whatever you’re talking about sound like your holding so much hate or something else and you’re not saying but putting it in this situation.

    • Armando Van Haaren | February 25, 2021 at 4:32 PM | Reply

      @rustynut1967 it’s called entitlement because you worked for it

    • @Armando Van Haaren You are half right. About half is social security. The other half is:
      In FY 2020 the Medicaid health-care program for the poor was “guesstimated” to cost $670 billion. All other welfare programs were “guesstimated” to cost $1,203 billion.

    • Ross Carlson imagine the scientific progress

  10. Like everything Republicans do, a massive waste of money that isn’t theirs.

    • @Skip Ads Democrats had plenty of time to divert course. This was a bipartisan project.

    • @Jean Roch: Trump’s father was, in fact, in Dallas signing a deal with the Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963. A young, petulent Donald went along as a youth spokesman for schools. While the men were hashing over paperwork Donald wandered the building alone. His father got him out of there quickly after the assassination and on a plane out of Dallas even before LBJ!

    • You sure are gullible … The man just said it was one of the few things they told him about. The pentagon spent 1.7 trillion. Trump just talked about it. They slipped that one in just before he took office. Now they want more of your money for “new plans” and blaming Trump for all things works so well with you sheepeople. A president could never just decide to spend money on a plan on his own. Clearly you have not been keeping track of the money spent and who spent it. The 4 year witch hunt cost you millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions. And they are not done. Even after the fact they are still spending millions and millions and millions and millions to make sure he can’t run in 2024. If you can’t connect the dots better than this you should not even comment. Cement head.

    • @Coma Tose ‘But, but…orange man baaad’

    • And not one penny to care for the United States “We The People”. After all, the GOP SENATORS need more vacations, more yachts (NEVER ENOUGH), more mansions, more of everything/anything. We must see that they are “Happy”…. they are “special”… they are ENTITLED.


  11. There must literally be something wrong with the metal health/ culture?? Education or something with a nation that votes twice… for a guy that thinks the planes invisible……

    • What is wrong is the belief in your own hubris – America is ‘”great” cos it can win wars across the globe. Education ? You don’t need education. You just need to believe in the hubris.

  12. He looked so stupid in that jacket. My boys wore cowboy boots when they were 3, didn’t make them a cowboy. And they were 3.

    • @Oshungurl Just not dumb as a rock. Stupid comeback also, Zoomer.

    • @The King Of Waffles Judging by his *_tiny_* hands, if he’s hiding _anything_ behind that carnival tent that he uses as a pair of pants, it could only be a grapefruit stuffed into his codpiece. Take away the grapefruit/codpiece gear and really, …. he has _nothing whatsoever_ to hide. Too bad his tax filings aren’t like that, eh ?

    • The King Of Waffles | February 25, 2021 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      @navajo 82 Maybe for the cost of extra sensitive lubricant and a magnification glass & tweezer combo tool for his tiny hands. Who said he *doesn’t spend anything* for his wife.

    • I trust your kids were better cowboys than Trump could EVER be a leader.

    • An American President wearing American gear. You got a problem with that. Asshat.

  13. Trump lies with the confidence of a man who has been lying for a living his entire life.

  14. Gillian Dutton | February 25, 2021 at 3:01 AM | Reply

    Why didnt anyone tell him. Oh thats right he knows everything. The bighead.

  15. Ike Eisenhower is in his grave saying “I told you so in my outgoing Presidential speech, great job ignoring me for 3 almost 4 generations.”

    • I think of that often myself, I remember discussing that speech as a kid.

    • F-35 and F-22 are both over $1,5 trillion planes and both failed … thats over $3 trillion wasted money .
      F 22 was obsolete and out performed by Russians and F-35 has the nasty habit of going up in flames .
      Obama gave pentagon nearly a trillion to come up with plans for new subs , those will be build sometimes after 2030 .
      Yeah for sure they need hundreds of billions to make plans for a sub , then of course more money to actually build them .

    • @Guy North been years since i saw it but, youtube now has in their free movies a documentary that plays most of his speech by the end with the background/context and interviews in between, called “Why We Fight”

    • Then there’s also the issue of the new aircraft carrier design that has a dodgy aircraft catch and release system.

  16. Why spend money on education or eradicating homelessness when you can throw it into a failed military cost-overrun super jet? AMERICA! F#CK YEAH!

  17. The bigger the lie, the more the hands move.

  18. My god he sounds even dumber now that I haven’t heard his inane rants of late. He’s talking about Wonder Woman’s invisible jet! You know that’s what he thinks it is!

  19. Stanneta Prospere | February 25, 2021 at 6:44 AM | Reply

    Smack your head V8 style, could’ve had a healthcare system.

  20. Odd Jørgensen | February 25, 2021 at 6:57 AM | Reply

    Just like no one respected him enough to tell him he had toilet paper stuck to his shoe, no one told him he looked like a weather balloon in that bomber jacket.

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