Donald Trump's presidential plane is set for a makeover and, by the sounds of it, it's going to look a lot like something out of Team America.
Trump revealed the changes in an interview with CBS anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland. "Cancel order!" Trump said in a tweet, suggesting that the original price for the planes were significantly lower than what the White House claimed and the difference between the asking and final prices is less than 1.4 billion. "Red, white and blue".
United States aircraft manufacturer Boeing is to supply the next presidential jetliner, which won't take to the skies for several years.
Trump eagerly discussed the new color scheme with reporters, perhaps he wanted to take his mind off another flying machine that's been in the news lately, the Baby Trump blimp. "But I said, "I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?' And we're not".
FILE PHOTO: Air Force One sits ready for boarding on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland U.S. December 6, 2016.More news: Conte pens farewell message to Chelsea
The White House style icons asked for an update to their Boeing 707s red color scheme after it was branded gaudy and regal. "It's a very complex project".
According to the statement, President Donald Trump stressed the need to minimize the cost of replacing the two existing aircrafts of the Air Force, and the contract awarded to Boeing fulfills that objective and reflects the commitment 'with our military and the money protection of the taxpayers'.
The Boeing 747 jumbo jets currently in use are now 31-years-old, so they are getting on a bit.
The prospect of a new design for Air Force One hasn't exactly gone over well.
'Why would anyone want to discard an Air Force One design that evokes more than a half-century of American history?' Michael Beschloss asked Axios.