Listen: Trump speaks to Boeing CEO following tweets on airline technology
"Right now. Some three dozen countries have now acted to ground Boeing seven thirty seven max aircraft following a devastating weekend crash in Ethiopia, but US regulators so far are resisting the push to do the same and US airlines continue to operate the jet. It's become a political issue here in Washington as well. Want to go to our chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta? Jim President Trump. He's weighed in with a rather strange tweet. He certainly did. Well, President Trump may have inadvertently undermine confidence in the nation's aviation system. When he tweeted that he thinks commercial airliners are too technologically advanced the president's tweets, certainly got a reaction out of Boeing CEO who called the White House after Mr. Trump's comments. With countries around the world except for the US. Grounding, the use of Boeing seven thirty-seven Maxine jets after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane over the weekend. President Trump weighed in even though the investigation into what happened is barely underway. Tweeting airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly pilots are no longer needed. But rather computer, scientists from MIT I see it all the time in many products, always seeking to go one unnecessary step further when often old and simpler as far better split-second decisions are needed and the complexity creates danger all of this for great cost yet, very little gain. I don't know about you. But I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot that tweet prompted a phone call from Boeing CEO to the president about his remarks the White House later expressed caution about the cause of the crash certainly this is very early in the process. I think the first place we have to start is by offering our condolences acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive was asked. Whether the company's planes are safe these situations as you well know are very serious, and let's let the FAA and others. Take command to the situation and trust that part of the process. They do you think the flight should be grounded right now. Serve the airplanes. Okay."