Trump wants to ditch Air Force One paint scheme: report

Trump wants to ditch Air Force One paint scheme: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE would reportedly like to see the paint job on Air Force One overhauled from its current white-and-light-blue mix to something “more American.”

Axios’s Mike Allen reported that Trump discussed a possible change to the plane’s exterior during a meeting with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg earlier this year. While Air Force One has ferried the president with its current color scheme dating back to the Kennedy administration, Trump asked to update the look. 

Trump reportedly asked for something that isn’t a “Jackie Kennedy color,” and is believed to want something red, white and blue.

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The report cited a source familiar with negotiations who said Trump has the power to make the change if he wants.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill about the president's request.

Boeing is replacing the existing presidential planes with two new Air Force Ones. However, those planes aren’t expected to be ready until 2021.

Prior to taking office, Trump slammed the cost of building two new Air Force One planes, tweeting the Pentagon should “cancel order!”