In the last few days, we had a lot of speculation about how would the new Air Force One will look like!
Trump, who has his own 757 jet dubbed “Trump Force One,” wants to overhaul America’s most famous plane with a new color scheme.
Trump wants a bolder, “more American” look.
The big picture: Trump rarely gets into the weeds of government negotiations. But he sat down in the Oval Office with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in February to personally hammer out the $4 billion deal for a pair of replacement 747s for use as Air Force One (the call sign for whatever aircraft the president is on).
Trump wants to change the plane’s signature blue-and-white look that goes back 55 years, to a redesign of the presidential aircraft by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960s.
We’re told that Trump wants a color scheme that “looks more American” and isn’t a “Jackie Kennedy color.” He doesn’t think the current blue (technically “luminous ultramarine”) represents the USA.
The president’s preferred design is believed to include red, white and blue.
Today President Donald Trump said the new Air Force One planes will be red, white and blue, a shift away from the classic “baby blue” design that they have had for decades.
“Air Force One is going to be incredible,” Trump told CBS in an interview over the weekend that aired on Tuesday. “It’s going to be the top of the line, the top in the world. And it’s going to be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate.”
The President has now confirmed that the changes were coming.
“Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were able to take that,” Trump said. “But I said, ‘I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?’ And we’re not.” (Video below)
President Trump confirms big changes are in store for Air Force One. He tells @CBSEveningNews‘ @JeffGlor the new model of the plane will be updated, both inside and out and will be painted red, white and blue.
“It’s going to be the top of the line, the top in the world.” -POTUS pic.twitter.com/5TX1qA3mcI
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 17, 2018
USA Today put out a slew of possible redesigns.
Do you think that President Trump picked the right design for Air Force One?
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