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Trump Says Air Force One to Get ‘Red, White and Blue’ Paint Job

Brendan Case

Forget John F. Kennedy’s baby blue: The next version of Air Force One will be painted in the colors of the American flag, says PresidentDonald Trump.

“It’s going to be the top of the line, the top in the world,’’ Trump said in an interview with CBS. “And it’s going be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate.’’

The new paint job for a global symbol of U.S. power would replace the blue, light-blue and white color scheme that dates to the Kennedy era. Trump put the spotlight on Air Force One shortly before taking office when he criticizedBoeing Co. for the expense of the converted 747 jumbo jets. He later reached an agreement with the planemaker and took credit for lowering the cost.

“Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were able to take that,” Trump said in comments that aired Tuesday and confirmed an Axios report last week on the new look for the presidential plane. “But I said, ‘I wonder if we should use the same baby blue colors?’ And we’re not.”

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