President Trump bypassed the Federal Aviation Administration and made the snap decision to announce the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max planes himself after disparaging the plane model in private, The Washington Post reported.
According to Trump, the 737 model “sucked.”
Trump told aides that specific type of jet was nothing compared to the Boeing 757, the model of his Trump Force One private jet, White House officials told the Post. Trump suggested that perhaps Boeing should stop making the 737s after one crashed in Ethiopia killing more than 150 people.
The President and his aides came to an agreement that the FAA would announce the grounding decision, but after the press entered the White House for a different event, Trump reportedly couldn’t resist informing the public himself.