Trump Wants To Repaint Air Force One To “Look More American”

By Tyler Durden

President Donald Trump wants to redesign Air Force One’s signature robin’s-egg blue color scheme (which he describes a “Jackie Kennedy color”) for something that “looks more American,” Axios reported on Thursday, quoting an unidentified source.

As we noted in February, President Trump worked out a fantastic deal worth $3.9 billion for a pair of replacement 747s for use as Air Force One with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Officials said it represents a $1.4 billion in savings from estimates of over $5 billion for two airplanes and related costs.

“President Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing on a fixed price contract for the new Air Force One Program. Thanks to the president’s negotiations, the contract will save the taxpayers more than $1.4 billion,” Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said earlier this year.

Axios learned Thursday that Trump had one specification for the new planes that could undo nearly six decades of tradition: a new paint job believed to be a patriotic color scheme, including red, white, and blue.

Trump believes Air Force One’s signature robin’s-egg blue color scheme, designed by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in 1962, needs to “looks more American.” He does not think …read more

Source:: Zero Hedge

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