Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Redesigned Air Force One will be red, white and blue

Redesigned Air Force One will be red, white and blue

The upgraded Air Force One is "going to be incredible", he said.

Donald Trump has confirmed that the new Air Force One presidential jets will be painted red, white and blue.

'Boeing gave us a good deal.

The newly designed Air Force One will be decked out with more patriotic colors, the president explained to CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor. "But I said, 'I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?' And we're not", Trump told the network during the interview, which was recorded in Scotland.

Mr Trump has also reportedly expressed complaints about the softness of Air Force One's hand towels, a White House aide told the Huffington Post.

Axios reported that a source said the president wanted to make the planes look "more American" and move away from a "Jackie Kennedy colour", which designer Raymond Loewy called "luminous ultramarine".

"I hate to say this, it's gonna be a long time".

"Red, white and blue", Mr. Trump said.

When will Air Force One be ready?

"Every time you see that blue trim and the words 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" spelled out in that same typeface as an early version of the Declaration of Independence, it brings back JFK landing in Germany to speak at the Berlin Wall, Richard Nixon flying to China, Ronald Reagan stepping off the plane to see Gorbachev in Iceland and a thousand other scenes of Presidents in our past'.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump's turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE confirmed in an interview that aired Tuesday that Air Force One is set for a redesign with a red, white and blue paint job.

Weeks after the election, Mr Trump had tweeted that Boeing was making a new presidential aircraft "but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion".

According to the official White House website, Air Force One is used to describe any Air Force aircraft carrying the president, but since the middle of the 20th century, it has been standard practice to use the moniker when referring to specific planes that are equipped to transport the commander-in-chief. Cancel order!' he boomed on Twitter.

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