In response to North Korea’s failed missile test earlier this month, Trump announced he had deployed an “armada” to the Korean peninsula. But the “armada”-slash-carrier strike group was actually headed the opposite direction— to participate in routine joint military exercises w/ the Australian navy:
The Pentagon has since corrected the record, saying the ship’s planned port visit to Fremantle, Australia, was canceled – not the exercise with Australia’s navy…from April 16-18…the Vinson was in the Indian Ocean.
2 weeks after the missile test(s), the Carl Vinson strike group has finally been redirected to the Korean peninsula in order to save Trump from embarrassment.
At a press conference Wednesday, Propaganda Minister Sean Spicer argued that the fact that the USS Carl Vinson would someday be in the vicinity of North Korea proved Trump was right all along:
The President said that we have an armada going towards the peninsula. That’s a fact. It happened. It is happening, rather.
Meanwhile, US experts were surprised that satellite images of North Korea’s suspected nuclear sites indicated people playing volleyball.
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) April 20, 2017