Nope, not kidding. It’s real.
Along with the destroyer sharing the nickname of the president, the Navy has deployed three other ships to the Mediterranean in preparation for the possible military action: the USS Ramage, Gravely, and Stout.
The destroyer is, in fact, named after the American Revolutionary War officer John Barry, who went on to be the nation’s first commissioned naval officer.
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