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Trump reportedly wants to change Air Force One's look

Obama arrives in Britain Helicopters are known as Marine One when the president is on board
Steven Clarke | 13 July, 2018, 07:38

According to the report, Trump sat down with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in the Oval Office last February to discuss a $4 billion deal for two replacement 747s for use as Air Force One. But will his iconic ride soon be changing?

A report from the DC insider yentas at Axios suggests that President Donald Trump is considering a new "more American" look for Air Force One compared to its current pain job, which the president described as "Jackie Kennedy color". "We're told that Trump wants a color scheme that "looks more American" and isn't a 'Jackie Kennedy color'". He wants to replace the current light blue trim-which he described as a "Jackie Kennedy color"-or something potentially involving the red, white, and blue of the USA flag".

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

Coast Guard recovers body of man missing from cruise ship
From there, the man was taken to the Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles where he was pronounced dead, the Coast Guard said. The US Coast (USCG) is now searching for a 73-year-old man who went overboard from a cruise ship returning to Vancouver.

A number of presidential helicopters, either VH-3D Sea Kings or VH-60N White Hawks - which are known as Marine One when the president is on board - are also taken on overseas trips.

The source, who is familiar with ongoing negotiations between the White House and Boeing, said that some Air Force officials would be reluctant to change the well-known look. Prior to that, presidential aircraft featured the color orange, which Beschloss claims President John F. Kennedy found to be "gaudy". The President requested the planes be ready 2021, at the beginning of his second term - three years sooner than the original plan of 2024.

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