New Air Force One will have 'red, white and blue' paint scheme

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Trump revealed the changes in an interview with CBS anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland.

Shortly after his election, Trump complained that Boeing was over charging the United States for the new plane, and pressured the aerospace company to cut costs in what has been a years-long negotiation.

There is precedent for Trump's interest in weighing in on the Air Force One's design.

Trump, who prior to taking office slammed the cost of building two new Air Force One planes, acknowledged to CBS that he is unlikely to benefit from the redesigned aircraft.

"Red, white, and blue", Trump said. "It's going to be the top of the line, the top in the world, and it's going to be red, white and blue. And it's going to be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate". President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy worked with NY designer Raymond Loewy on the presidential aircraft's look in the 1960s, according to the New England Historical Society.

'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, ' he said.

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It's large enough for Trump's 6'4', broad-shouldered frame and dressed with more than just a blue blanket.

Trump struck a $3.9 billion fixed-price deal with Boeing following years of failed negotiations between the world's largest aerospace company and the U.S. Air Force, the White House announced in February. Trump's dealings with Boeing over new Air Force One airplanes has been a public affair.

"I was able to save $1.5 billion and order a new one for the country", Trump told CBS.

Weeks after the election, Mr Trump had tweeted that Boeing was making a new presidential aircraft "but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion". Today, that means one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft.

The current Air Force One planes are almost 30 years old, and first carried President George H W Bush.

'I hate to say this, it's gonna be a long time. "But by the time it gets built, you're gonna have many presidents, hopefully, use it and enjoy it", he told the network.

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