Trump Rebrands Air Force One to “Trump Force One”
The plane featured a red, white and blue paint design, which Trump has been pushing for as part of a contract for new Air Force One jets.
The model plane sat on a desk in front of the two leaders as they discussed Iran, China and other topics for roughly 10 minutes.
“It’s going to be terrific,” Trump said of the new plane, calling it an “upgrade” over the current model.
Trump last week shared renderingsof the redesigned presidential plane during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. The red, white and blue design would replace the traditional white and baby blue that has been used on the presidential aircraft dating back to the Kennedy administration.
Some observers noted that the new pattern is similar to the former Trump Shuttle planes that the president managed decades ago as a private businessman.
The new Boeing planes are set to be delivered by the end of 2024, which would be the end of a possible second term for Trump.
The president’s desired redesign could face a roadblock, as a House panel voted last week to approve an amendment that would require the Trump administration to get congressional approval for any “work relating to aircraft paint scheme, interiors and livery” before it takes place.