By Fox News. President Trump’s plan to give Air Force One a bolder, more updated, “more American” look has some Democrats angrier than a traveler who just missed a flight.
On Thursday, the president revealed mockups of a proposed new design for the presidential jet, showing a new red-white-and-blue color scheme that features a darker blue base color instead of the lighter “sky blue” that has been used on the plane since the Kennedy administration. . .
The proposed redesign comes as part of a contract with Boeing to build two new Air Force One jets to replace the current models, which are more than 30 years old. Trump reached a deal with Boeing to buy the jets for $3.9 billion – after negotiating a $1.4 billion reduction from the original estimate.
But one day earlier, a Connecticut Democrat introduced an amendment to a Pentagon spending plan that calls for congressional approval for spending on “interior, paint and fixtures.” . . .
Another Democrat, Rep. John Garamendi of California, told the newspaper that the U.S. should be careful before changing the appearance of a plane that he said is symbolic of American leadership around the globe. (Read more from “Trump’s Plan to Make Air Force One Look ‘More American’ Has Some House Democrats Fuming” HERE)
Trump Defends New Air Force One Paint Job: ‘The Baby Blue Doesn’t Fit with Us’
By Iowa City Press-Citizen. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to repaint Air Force One, saying Friday the new red, white and blue color scheme will be a better fit for the presidential plane.
“I think it’s going to look much better actually,” he said during a lengthy interview on Fox and Friends.
Trump unveiled the new colors, which will replace the current cyan, white and blue, in a separate interview with ABC News on Tuesday.
“I like the concept of red, white and blue,” he said. (Read more from “Trump Defends New Air Force One Paint Job: ‘The Baby Blue Doesn’t Fit with Us'” HERE)