Trump Requests 'More American' Air Force One Design

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The presidential motorcade, which includes two identical limousines, nicknamed The Beast, and other security and communications vehicles, is brought across by US Air Force transport aircraft.

Trump reportedly expressed his concerns in a February meeting with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, during which the men are said to have discussed a $4 billion deal to replace two 747s for official White House business. "We're told that Trump wants a color scheme that "looks more American" and isn't a 'Jackie Kennedy color'".

"Air Force One is a handsome bird, but it's no different from any other commercial 747 in that there's one narrow hallway that takes you from the front to the back".

President Trump wants to make Air Force One Great Again, and according to Axios, that would involve at least two distinct changes to the presidential jet. Here's what it now looks like.

"Trump wants to change the plane's signature blue-and-white look that goes back 55 years, to a redesign of the presidential aircraft by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960s", the website reported.

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The president's two Air Force One jets are now light blue - "luminous ultramarine blue", technically - and white, with a light brown and white lining, with the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" emblazoned on it. It also bears the presidential seal and reads "United States of America" in large letters.

Aside from updating the color scheme, Trump reportedly wants to upgrade the presidential bed, replacing the current couch-like bunk with something bigger and more comfortable.

The Beast is a seven-seat black armoured limousine which reportedly cost two million USA dollars (£1.5 million) and is created to give Mr Trump the ultimate protection. Per Axios, this "could cause friction" with Air Force officers who are content with the current paint job "known around the world". Before that, presidents traveled on a rather plain Boeing C-137 Stratoliner.

News of Trump's rumored plane plan has largely been met with cracks that he'll cover the plane in gold leaf, or even the Confederate flag.

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