President Trump to bring Air Force One’s paint job into the 21st Century.
The Washington Examiner Reports:
President Trump is looking to give Air Force One a new paint job to give it a “more American” look.Instead of keeping up with the 55-year-old tradition of white and robin’s-egg blue, the president wants it to be red, white, and blue, Axios reported.
Trump sat down with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in the Oval Office in February to personally work out the $4 billion deal for the new 747s. Besides just a redesign of the planes, Trump also wants to make the presidential bed larger and more comfortable.
The current design of Air Force One goes back to the early 1960s, when the white and blue design was put into place after President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jackie Kennedy approved the design.The report suggested the Air Force could push back on the move, as some top officers prefer the current look, which they point out is “known around the world.” Trump will only be able to go through with these changes if he is re-elected in 2020 as the new Boeing 747s are unlikely to actually be in presidential service until after Jan. 20, 2021.
It will be the first time a sitting president has changed the paint job on the Air Force One since Kennedy was in office. The presidential jet is a symbol of American power and prestige, and President Trump’s modernization would make for a fitting change, to symbolize the change President Trump has brought to Washington.
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