U.S. President Donald Trump proudly showcased a model of the next-generation Air Force One in the Oval Office and offered further explanation on his choice of new livery.
Last week, President Trump showed renderings of the new livery to ABC News. Now, a new model sits prominently in the White House. The 1:100 display sitting on a coffee table in the Oval Office and seemed to overshadow discussions with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over trade and Iran.
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Trump began his press appearance repeating his standard money-savings line about the new aircraft:
This is the new Air Force One. I would say the plane basically is an upgrade over that model. We actually are getting things that they didn’t get. We’re saving about $1.5 billion. So it’s going to be terrific.
You can watch the video here.
Speaking on Fox & Friends last Friday, Trump explained the new livery choice:
You know what? It’s been a long time and it fits the plane better … and I like the concept of red white and blue, and the classic. I think it’s going to look much better actually.
You know the baby blue doesn’t fit with us. People get used to something, but … That was Jackie O and that’s good, but we have our own Jackie O today, it’s called Melania. Melania. We’ll call it Melania T.
The new livery is growing on me. I still prefer the current livery, but this new livery also looks very sharp.
How about you? Do you like the new Air Force One livery?
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