The New York Post: Trump reportedly wants more patriotic paint job for Air Force One

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President Donald Trump wants to scrap Air Force One’s signature baby blue and white paint job — for something that “looks more American,” according to reports Thursday.

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

He also wants a bigger and more comfortable bed aboard future Air Force One planes — a pair of Boeing 747s that likely won’t actually go into service until 2021, by which time he may not be president anymore, according to the site.

But the new paint job may not fly, because the current look — chosen by President John F. Kennedy and created by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy — has a lot of fans among both Air Force officers and regular Americans.

“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,” presidential historian Michael Beschloss told Axios.

An official told CNN that no decision about the redesign has been reached yet but confirmed that Trump is deeply involved in the negotiations.

This report originally appeared on NYPost.com.


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