Friday, July 20, 2018

Trump Orders New Air Force One Planes to Be Built in San Antonio

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:05 PM

When he’s not consorting with Vladimir Putin or making payments to Playboy Bunnys, President Donald Trump is taking interviews.

On Tuesday, the president boasted to CBS his plans for the new set of presidential Air Force One planes, which haven’t seen change in more than 30 years. In a press release earlier this week, the U.S Department of Defense announced that construction for the millennial-era airships will take place in San Antonio as part of a $3.9 billion contract.

The current plans are a retro robins egg blue color, the product of a vision by the ever aesthetic-conscious Jackie Kennedy and chic Lucky Strike cigarette ad designer Raymond Loewy. Given this opportunity for the new vehicles, Trump naturally wants something more patriotic.

“Air Force One is going to be incredible,” Trump told CBS reporter Jeff Glor. “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 Boeing 747-8 planes will not be ready for flight until December 2024.

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