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If Trump Loves Hypersonic Missiles So Much, He Really Should Learn How To Pronounce Their Name

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25.10.2020

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Donald Trump really seems to like hypersonic missiles, an elusive, high-speed weapon that poses problems for even the most sophisticated air defense systems. He likes them so much that the military asked for $3.2 billion from Congress this year to further research the missiles, which have become a key focus for China and Russia’s militaries, too. The only problem? He doesn’t seem quite able to pronounce their name.

"I call 'em super-dupers" — here's a supercut of Trump bragging about the military's "Hydrosonic" missiles.

("Hydrosonic" is a toothbrush brand; the word Trump is looking for is "hypersonic," but over a span of many months nobody has bothered correcting him.) pic.twitter.com/RXO3E2PHP3

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 24, 2020

When not........

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