Dubious insinuations by Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg that pilot errors may have contributed to the crashes have further undermined Boeing’s already battered reputation.
And now, to make matters worse, the self-declared “Very Stable Genius” in the White House has offered some unsolicited advice to Boeing on how to tackle the 737 MAX problems.
In another shining example of a guy who thinks he has all the answers, on every subject, at all times, Trump - who is not a pilot, nor a software specialist, nor an airline executive (although admittedly he owned the short-lived Trump Shuttle, which went bankrupt in 1992), first bragged in a tweet that his knowledge of branding helped him become president, and then revealed what he would do if he “were Boeing.”
“I would FIX the Boeing 737 MAX, add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with a new name,” the Genius tweeted. “No product has suffered like this one. But again, what the hell do I know?”
The short and simple reply to the latter question would obviously be “Indeed, you have no idea what you’re talking about,” and it would be much better if you left this major problem to the experts and not waste people’s time with nonsensical advice.
Just like nobody needed your unsolicited, impractical and potentially disastrous recommendation on how to put out the recent Notre Dame fire with a giant 747 water bomber.
Luckily, the French Civil Security agency responded to your preposterous suggestion by explaining that dropping zillions of tons of water from the air onto the church would have caused the collapse of the entire structure.
But again, what the hell would you know?