In another move toward our president concerning himself with the really important issues in our country, Trump wants to re-paint Air Force One from its current blue to red, white and blue. Mr. President, painting your country’s flag on your plane is like going to your favorite band’s concert and wearing their T-shirt. It’s lame and everyone is going to make fun of you.
Trump calls the robin’s egg blue color “Jackie Kennedy’s color” and is aiming for a “more American” look. I sympathize with the designer who has to figure out a way to make paint patriotic. The next thing we know we’re going to see Air Force One covered in ads for Budweiser, Hot Dogs, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. There goes the most American plane in the sky! Instead of pretzels, we serve gun-shaped crackers!
In an interview in Scotland with “CBS Evening News,” Trump said, “Air Force One is going to be incredible. It’s gonna be the top of the line, the top in the world. And it’s gonna be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate.” The planes are set to be finished by 2024 according to a 3.9 billion dollar contract received by Boeing Inc. Before Trump took office in January 2017, he criticized the Boeing contract tweeting, “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Boeing Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Muilenberg visited Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort in January and promised, “We’re going to get it done for less than that, and we’re committed to working together to make sure that happens.” I guess there’s nothing like a relaxing trip to Mar-a-lago to negotiate a 4 billion dollar contract down to a 3.9 billion one.
Before the Kennedy’s redesigned Air Force one in 1962, it was red and black.
Air Force One, 1962, before it was redesigned by Kennedys: pic.twitter.com/suCR3bXyge
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) July 18, 2018
If we look on the bright side, we could say Trump is trying to blend the old red with the current blue. When we asked Melania what her thoughts were on this issue, her jacket said, “I really don’t care. Do u?”
Melania Trump wore a jacket that literally says “I really don’t care. Do u?” on her way to visit a child detention center in Texas. She reportedly changed outfits after she got off the plane. pic.twitter.com/3yUuroFNPb
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 21, 2018
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