Trump tweet about Pratt & Whitney jet could affect jobs

WTNH)–Connecticut’s two Senators are firing back at President-elect Donald Trump, as his tweet on Tuesday morning about the cost of the Pratt and Whitney-powered F-35 fighter jet is not sitting well.

Trump tweeted, “The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can be saved on military and other purchases after January 20.” Senator Richard Blumenthal was not happy with that tweet.

“The suggestion that costs are out of control is just plain wrong. The costs have been reduced by 70 percent since the first production, including a reduction of 50 percent in engine costs,” Blumenthal said at a press conference Tuesday.

Senator Chris Murphy said Tuesday that it was unclear whether or not Trump’s tweets mean anything, because he tends to contradict himself.

Thousands of Connecticut jobs are tied to the F-35 project.

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