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Axios: Trump Wants to Repaint Air Force One for 'More American' Look

Axios: Trump Wants to Repaint Air Force One for 'More American' Look
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By    |   Thursday, 12 July 2018 09:44 AM

President Donald Trump wants to repaint Air Force One and change the color from white and robin's egg blue to something "more American," Axios reports.

Trump reportedly made the request during negotiations with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in February for two 747s to use as Air Force One.

During a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump said he wanted a color scheme that "looks more American,” and not a “Jackie Kennedy color,” referring to the current design, which dates back to President John F. Kennedy. According to Axios, the president would prefer a design that includes red, white and blue.

Axios also reports that Trump wants a larger bed, one closer to the executive livery package that he has on his personal plane.

"Why would anyone want to discard an Air Force One design that evokes more than a half-century of American history?" presidential historian Michael Beschloss told Axios.

He added to Axios, "JFK and Jackie Kennedy approved that timeless design (created pro bono by the premier mid-20th century industrial designer Raymond Loewy) to replace an earlier version of Air Force One that had simply said 'MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE' and which made conspicuous use of the color orange, which Kennedy rightfully found 'gaudy.'

"It was JFK who chose what Loewy called the 'luminous ultramarine blue' that has appeared on every version of Air Force One (and some other Presidential aircraft) from 1962 on."

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