Twitter Collectively Shakes Its Head Over Trump Saying He Doesn’t Want Albert Einstein as a Pilot

Reacting to the latest Boeing 737 crash, the president groused online that planes were now becoming too complicated to fly and need to be simplified

Spending Tuesday’s “Executive Time” glued to Fox & Friends, President Trump reacted to a report that airlines around the world are grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 after a second crash in five months. While the Fox News story noted that the FA believes the planes are safe to fly in and American experts are taking part in the crash investigation, the president’s big takeaway here is that planes are too complex for everyday folks to operate.

“Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” Trump tweeted. “Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT.”

He added: “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!”

It didn’t take long for folks on Twitter to sigh and shake their heads over the president’s request that planes be dumbed down so any moron can fly them.


Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.