President Trump is becoming known for his patriotic gestures. He invited families and a military band to the White House after dismissing the invitation to the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. At one event, he was seen on the platform hugging an American flag.
Now, the president wants to scrap Air Force One’s signature baby blue and white paint job for something that “looks more American,” according to reports Thursday.
President Trump believes that the baby blue on the presidential jet is a “Jackie Kennedy color.” He wants the next iteration of Air Force One to feature red, white and blue, according to Axios.
There will be more changes made to the next plane. Trump wants a bigger and more comfortable bed aboard the future jet. The next pair of Boeing 747s won’t likely go into service until 2021. Some are questioning whether Trump will even be president then, according to Axios.
Trump’s patriotic paint plan may not get off the ground. The current look was in fact chosen by former President John F. Kennedy. It was created by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy. And it has a lot of fans among both Air Force officers and regular Americans.
“Anyone who doubts how strongly Americans feel about the way Air Force One looks should go to the Reagan Library in California and see how many people go there to look at the plane that Ronald Reagan flew on while he was president,” presidential historian Michael Beschloss told Axios.
A White House official relayed to CNN that there has been no decision about the redesign of Air Force One yet. But he did confirm that President Trump is deeply involved in the negotiations.
What are your thoughts about redesigning the presidential jet? Do you think it should look more patriotic, or do you like the baby blue and white motif?
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