In February, the White House said Trump had negotiated the price down to $3.9 billion. "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.
"President Donald J. Trump has emphasized the need to minimize the cost of replacing the two existing Air Force One aircraft", Sanders continued. However, in 2016, Donald Trump was outraged at the cost of the transaction of USD4 billion.
The iconic Boeing 747 U.S. presidents fly on - the U.S. Air Force has a spare too - is painted with a feminine blue chosen by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 55 years ago.
Trump wants to change the colors on Air Force One, the Expert Infantryman Badge is on it's way out, and the Marine Corps is throwing money at grunts.
"It's going to be the top of the line, the top in the world", he said.
"It's gonna be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate", Trump said. They're expected to be delivered by December 2024, what would be the last full year of Trump's presidency should he win a second term, Reuters reports. The president made the announcement in a CBS News interview broadcast Tuesday.
"I said, 'I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors.' And we're not", Trump told Glor from his golf course in Scotland.
'I hate to say this, it's gonna be a long time.
The military version of the 747, which the Air Force designates the VC-25, is dubbed Air Force One whenever the commander-in-chief is aboard. If a president wanted to use the aircraft sooner, he or she would have to consult with the Air Force and White House Military Office regarding the length of the testing period.
For decades, the official aircraft of the president of the United States has been white, baby blue and gold. "It's a very complex project".
According to CNN, the current baby blue colors are from a design by Raymond Loewy for Kennedy in 1962.