Our nation’s most famous jet is overdue for an upgrade, and President Trump plans to make it more patriotic than ever before.
Air Force One has been a prominent symbol of the American presidency and its power since the days of Franklin Roosevelt, who rode in the first presidential aircraft in 1945.
Since then, a number of different aircraft types have carried the name Air Force One, though since 1990, the planes have all been highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft.
The Air Force plans to procure the Boeing 747-8 for the next version of Air Force One, but President Trump has been critical of its baby blue paint design, which has been the same for decades.
The President asked the American people if they thought the aircraft should get a makeover, and the response was overwhelmingly in favor.
Now, Trump has revealed what the new design will be, and patriots everywhere are cheering the decision.
From The Hill:
“President Trump confirmed in an interview that aired Tuesday that Air Force One is set for a redesign with a red, white and blue paint job.
Trump spoke with Jeff Glor of CBS News last weekend and described his plans for the new model of the presidential aircraft.
‘I said, ‘I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors.’ And we’re not,” Trump told Glor from his golf course in Scotland.
‘Air Force One is going to be incredible,’ he continued. ‘It’s going to be the top of the line, the top in the world, and it’s going to be red, white and blue. Which I think is appropriate.'”
President Trump confirms big changes are in store for Air Force One. He tells @CBSEveningNews' @JeffGlor the new model of the plane will be updated, both inside and out and will be painted red, white and blue.
"It's going to be the top of the line, the top in the world." -POTUS pic.twitter.com/5TX1qA3mcI
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 17, 2018
It is so refreshing to see a president who fully embraces and displays his love for America on everything he touches.
Furthermore, it’s a stark difference from former president Obama, who never stopped showing his disdain for America.
Trump has recently been receiving similar criticism for his decision to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Both Republicans and Democrats have denounced this meeting, particularly Trump’s comments about Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Despite the President’s comments clarifying that he is only meeting with Russia to pursue peace, his critics are calling him a traitor to the nation, which is fundamentally untrue when you look at his consistent record of putting America first.
The detractors will always find reasons to complain about the president, but Trump’s focus will always be on doing his job and making America the envy of the world.
Our new patriotic plane is a reflection of the president’s desire to show the world who we are and what we stand for: liberty and freedom!
Source: The Hill