April 15, 2019 8:03 am

Donald Trump says Boeing should ‘fix’ and ‘rebrand’ grounded 737 MAX jet

FILE - President Donald J. Trump holds a law enforcement roundtable on sanctuary cities, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 20 March 2018.

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U.S. President Donald Trump is offering some unsolicited advice to Boeing, manufacturer of the troubled 737 Max jet.

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Trump tweeted Monday that if he were in charge of Boeing, he would “FIX” the plane, “add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with a new name.” He adds: “No product has suffered like this one.”

Trump, who brands his hotels, golf courses and buildings with the Trump name, tweeted sarcastically, “what the hell do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!)”

Airlines and countries around the world have grounded the Boeing 737 Max or banned it from airspace after an Ethiopian Airlines crash last month. A crash involving the same model happened off Indonesia in October.

Trump once owned a short-lived airline: Trump Shuttle.

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