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BREAKING NEWS: Trump Says The F-35 Program And Cost ‘Out Of Control’

mattis-trump-icoWashington – Donald Trump took aim at another major defense contractor on Monday, saying the cost of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program was too high.

“The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th,” Trump said on Twitter.

The aerospace giant’s shares dropped 2.6 percent in premarket trade after Trump’s tweet.

A week before Trump won the Nov. 8 presidential election, the U.S. Defense Department and Lockheed Martin concluded negotiations on their ninth contract for F-35 fighter jets after 14 months of negotiations on the deal of more than $6.1 billion, the Pentagon said.

Meanwhile, Trump is nominating  a Marine General with no experience in corporate management as Secretary of Defense.  


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