White House Claims Miscommunication on Aircraft Carrier's Location: A senior Administration official says a miscommunication with the Pentagon and the Trump Defense Department was responsible for President Trump falsely claiming on Fox News that he was sending “a very powerful naval armada" to the Korean Peninsula, when those ships were actually on their way to military exercises out in the Indian Ocean, some 3,500 miles in the opposite direction.
Interesting military strategy, provoking a hostile country with forces that are actually somewhere else! Talk about a tactical genius! I mean, so what if we lost track of an aircraft carrier and four warships for a while, or that the entire Defense Department along with the Secretary of Defense “Mad Dog” Mattis had no frigg'n clue as to where our ships were. What’s the big deal?
Instead of thinking negative things like “what could possibly go wrong?” - we should be thinking positive and asking “what could possibly go right?” Think of it this way, if we have no idea what the hell we’re doing, how is the enemy supposed to figure it out? I mean, hell - sometimes when I am playing video games like Civilization 6, I lose my aircraft carriers too - it happens. Besides, what does any of this have to do with Benghazi or the Susan Rice unmasking scandal?
And to be completely fair, Trump only recently learned that the world is round. He probably just assumed we could quickly have those vessels circle the globe and end up right back in the Korean Peninsula in no time at all. Also, we did have Vice President Mike Pence in South Korea at the time, staring down the North Koreans from just over the border. That is, until the North Koreans paraded out a bunch North Korean women - forcing Pence to leave immediately because his wife wasn’t there with him.