WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told U.S. troops stationed in Japan he plans to order traditional steam powered catapults aboard American warships instead of newer electromagnetic systems that he said may not work as well during wartime.

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The U.S. Navy's new supercarrier continues to face major problems that will delay its delivery to the fleet for three months as the service bets big on this troubled ship, Navy officials revealed Tuesday.

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When President Donald Trump railed against the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier's electromagnetic catapult as no match for "goddamned" steam, he may have been on to something — even if he didn't know it at the time.

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During a Republican fundraiser dinner on Sept. 26, President Donald Trump railed against the new electromagnetic catapult technology on Navy aircraft carriers, The Washington Post reported on Sept. 28.

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