FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Air Force One, with President Donald Trump aboard, departs from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Mar-a-Largo, in Palm Beach, Fla., for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on current models of the presidential aircraft will give way to red-white-and-blue coloring on updated models that could be in service in time for a potential second term. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Trump: New Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

July 18, 2018 - 10:10 am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover.

Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential version of the Boeing 747 will give way to a red-white-and-blue color scheme. Updated models could be delivered in time for a potential second term. The president made the announcement in a CBS News interview broadcast Tuesday.

Trump says he wondered, after reaching a deal with Boeing for the new aircraft, whether to stick with the baby blue color that's recognized worldwide.

He says he decided against it.

Says Trump: "Air Force One is going to be incredible. It's going to be top of the line, the top in the world, and it's going to be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate."

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