President Trump pushes for Air Force One makeover

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President Donald Trump wants to redesign Air Force One.

"Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion".

Trump thinks the current blue adorning the presidential jet is a "Jackie Kennedy color", and wants the next iteration to instead feature red, white and blue, Axios reported.

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.

Thanks to his European travels this week, President Trump has logged some considerable hours on Air Force One lately.

Air Force One is seen on the tarmac on December 6, 2016 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

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Trump is now involved in serious discussions about redesigning the presidential aircraft, which would include a new red, white and blue design, according to multiple reports.

Wish lists aside, the outlet notes that Trump may only get to enjoy a ride aboard his dream jet if he makes it into a second term, reporting that the new pair of 747s are "very unlikely" to be ready before January 20, 2021.

Though Trump is commissioning the changes, he may not see them unless he is re-elected. Harry Truman left behind Roosevelt's nondescript "Sacred Cow" for the eye-catching "Independence", painted as an eagle.

"It's just the concern that President Trump the showman is going to go too far with changing the look of this iconic plane that so many people are familiar with and a lot of people wonder why do it?"

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 current bed has been compared to a futon.

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