CBS Worries Trump Ditching Kennedy Paint Job on New Air Force One

‘President Trump is perfectly willing to upend a lot of the norms of Washington and the conventions of Washington, and it appears that includes Air Force One’

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GLOR: “There is perhaps no more impressive or majestic symbol of the American presidency than Air Force One. President Trump believes next generation of the aircraft needs some changes, including a new color scheme. Here’s Kris Van Cleave.”
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VAN CLEAVE: “The blue and white 747 known to most as Air Force One, owes its iconic look to President John F Kennedy and his wife Jackie. So, Kennedy wanted an airplane that built the brand of the presidency.”
WALSH: “It was all part of this whole pattern of him trying to increase the visibility of the presidency as an active office and as a glamorous office, which he succeed in doing.”
CLEAVE: “Ken Walsh wrote: Air Force One: A History of the President and Their Planes.”
WALSH: “President Trump is perfectly willing to upend a lot of the norms of Washington and the conventions of Washington, and it appears that includes Air Force One.”
CLEAVE: “Shortly after taking office, Mr. Trump took the unusual step of personally negotiating with Boeing for two brand-new 747s.”
TRUMP: “Well, the plane is totally out of control. It’s going to be over $4 billion for Air Force One program.”

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