People online took great delight in trolling President Donald Trump over his apparent lack of movie knowledge on Friday.
“I just met a lot of these folks,” he said. “They are better looking than Tom Cruise and we know they can fight better and we know they can fly better. They better be able to. Great people.”
But in indirectly referencing Cruise’s role as Maverick in the hit 1986 movie “Top Gun,” Trump appeared to forget (or not realize) that Cruise’s character was in the Navy and not the Air Force.
Twitter users were quick to call out the commander in chief over his gaffe:
Other people suggested that Trump might have thought the movie was actually a documentary:
Some, however, speculated that Trump was saying Air Force pilots are better than Navy ones: