According the Yle broadcaster, the Finnish president told a press conference that Trump's statements were "businessman's speeches." He stressed that Trump should have known that the negotiations regarding the purchase of aircraft had been at an early stage.
Earlier in the day, Director of the Finnish Defense Ministry's strategic procurement program Lauri Puranen said that the process of preparing for acquisition of new fighters would take years. He noted that the ministry had been choosing between a number of multirole fighter jets such as Boeing’s F/A18 Super Hornet, Dassault's Rafale, Eurofighter's Typhoon, Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Saab’s Gripen multirole fighter jet.
Boeing describes the F/A-18 Hornet as a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet.