Trump Wants To Repaint Air Force One To "Look More American"

President Donald Trump wants to redesign Air Force One’s signature robin’s-egg blue color scheme (which he describes a “Jackie Kennedy color”) for something that “looks more American,” Axios reported on Thursday, quoting an unidentified source.

As we noted in February, President Trump worked out a fantastic deal worth $3.9 billion for a pair of replacement 747s for use as Air Force One with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Officials said it represents a $1.4 billion in savings from estimates of over $5 billion for two airplanes and related costs.

“President Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing on a fixed price contract for the new Air Force One Program. Thanks to the president’s negotiations, the contract will save the taxpayers more than $1.4 billion,” Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said earlier this year.

Axios learned Thursday that Trump had one specification for the new planes that could undo nearly six decades of tradition: a new paint job believed to be a patriotic color scheme, including red, white, and blue.

Trump believes Air Force One’s signature robin’s-egg blue color scheme, designed by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in 1962, needs to “looks more American.” He does not think the current color scheme (technically “luminous ultramarine”) represents America.

JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy arrive in Houston on November 21, 1963, less than a day before his assassination. (Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, from the collection of Michael Beschloss/ AXIOS)

“He can do it,” said an unidentified source who spoke with Axios. But the new patriotic paint job may not fly said the source, which they pointed out the current color scheme is known “around the world.”

“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.

An older Air Force One situated inside the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Source: Reagan Library) 

The source told Axios that Trump requested the presidential bed aboard Air Force One to be bigger and more comfortable — “more like the executive livery package on his personal plane than the current, couch-like sleeping configuration aboard Air Force One,” said Axios, quoting the unidentified source.

However, there is just one problem: Trump will have to be reelected for him to enjoy the new plane, which the pair of Boeing 747s will not enter service until 2021.

USA Today offers some insights into the possible new color scheme for Air Force One:

How did Twitter respond to the news of a new Air Force One color scheme? 

One Twitter user said, “Oh, good grief. Trump wants the paint job on the next Air Force One to look like a monster truck.”

CNN contributor freaks out about the redesign.

Someone is surprised that Air Force One is not painted gold — reflecting Trump Tower.

Someone, of course, has to bring Russia into this…

An alleged painter of military aircraft has offered his services to paint the 747s.

Gorka: “Can’t wait”

Comments

takeaction Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:25 Permalink

AWESOME...Do it....Why not?  

Can you believe Rod Rosenstien charges 12 Russians right before Putin meeting?? Just to try and embarrass TRUMP.

SETH RICH is turning in his grave.  Rosenstein was involved with SETH.

I still would like to know what is going on with the 40,000 sealed indictments.

 

FireBrander Looney Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:32 Permalink

Make the upright tail section 100% American Flag.

For the rest of the plane, paint a rainbow of colors on it and put small versions of all of the flags of the entire planet.

That could be read so many ways, the Liberals would stroke-out trying to criticize it.

https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=h…

 

Edit: Would be cool if he lowered the plane so only a step stool was needed to exit. Ok, that might make takeoff/landing a little hard...how about hydraulics to lift and lower...lands, pulls up to the limo, drops the plane to just inches off the ground, Trump steps out...BOOM! Minds Blown.

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IridiumRebel NidStyles Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:55 Permalink

Eagle Talons as wheels

Bald Eagle Face with carrion dripping from the beek 

Middle Fingers on the obverse of the tail

Red white and blue body and fucking heavy metal being pumped from a loudspeaker.

 

America! Fuck Yeah!

Here to bomb you worthless technocrats, goat fuckers and pedos with some fucking freedom!

 

edit: this is a joke

He does this shit to make people sit there and freak out as he makes another twenty court appointments to unfuck what Obama did.

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philipat IridiumRebel Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:02 Permalink

Seriously though, nothing tasteless but I do think the existing livery is very boring, old-fashioned and in need of an update just like the commercial carriers do. A US flag design on the tail (a la American Airlines) would be reasonable as a symbol of the US and could be executed tastefully and discreetly. However, tasteful and discreet is not really Trump's thing?

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vato poco Offthebeach Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:05 Permalink

no no no no

go with something subtle and classy and understated, like I had on my '74 chevy van, the fabled 'Fuckmobile'

mural-style, with lotsa bongs and dead commies and half-naked chicks with the big gazongas. and boocoo shag carpet inside! America, motherfuckers!!

because why should the richest and most powerful AND most benevolent nation in world history dick around with subtle & classy & understated?!? you want subtle, stay in sweden or france, losers

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jin187 vato poco Sat, 07/14/2018 - 02:56 Permalink

Why go with half-nude chicks?  Just have the bottom be a full frontal pic of Stormy Daniels, so everyone can see it when it takes off and lands.  Put neon lights on the nipples, and the vag can be right on one of the landing gear, so it opens up 4-feet wide just like the real thing.

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Donald J. Trump IridiumRebel Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:30 Permalink

People obviously don't read entire posts and downvote.

On another subject, I like that helicopter but it wouldn't go with air force one.  I don't mind AF1 getting updated a little but I hope Trump keeps with it's history and maybe just tweaks it a little, keeping it tasteful.

Or maybe Trump is thinking more like ww2 planes and put a nude picture of Melania on it.

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Rapunzal helltothenah Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:41 Permalink

What a joke. Overspending 1.4 trillion dollars per annum. But saving 1.4 billion $ makes the big news. Ha Trump our great negotiator in chief. How desperate have they become and how dumb are the sheeple. My gut feeling says, it’s not long to next economic collapse anymore. It seems like the last days of the USSR. Same news. Same desperation to give our orange jesus his wins and changes. Hey but never touch the banks or the FED. No don’t get rid of the patriot act, ahh no the constitution is dead. But hey he changed the color of a plane.

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