BREAKING: Company That Works For Government Just Got HORRIBLE News After Trump Posts VIRAL Tweet

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Donald Trump has widened his attack on defense contractors, slamming Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 fighter jet program as too expensive as aides to the president-elect said he intends to keep pushing to cut the costs of military hardware.

Trump took to Twitter this morning saying, “The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th.”

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FOX reports that the complaints echo the charges Trump leveled last week against another major government venture. Trump last Tuesday blasted Boeing for the projected bill of a new fleet of Air Force One planes.

In taking on the controversial F-35, Trump is picking a fight with another contractor giant, Lockheed Martin.

Trump also criticized the program during an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

“If you look at the F-35 program with the money, the hundreds of billions of dollars, and it’s out of control,” Trump said. “And the people that are making these deals for the government, they should never be allowed to go to work for these companies.”

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“We look forward to working with the president-elect and his administration to further build on the F-35 program’s record of demonstrated performance and affordability,” a Lockheed Martin spokesman told The Wall Street Journal.

Trump’s F-35 tweet drew support from U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, who has voiced support for the fighter jet in the past. While a president cannot cancel a program after funds have been allocated, it can purchase less.

“He can reduce the buy over time, next year, as we look at it again,” McCain told Reuters.

The F-35 has been dogged by problems, with the Pentagon’s chief arms buyer once describing as “acquisition malpractice” the decision to produce jets before completing development.

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That led to retrofits and helped escalate costs to an estimated $400 billion, prompting the F-35 to be described as the most expensive weapon system in history.

Lockheed Martin shares fell 3 percent after Trump’s tweet.

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