Trump speaks and Boeing stock falls

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President-elect Donald Trump spoke briefly to reporters from Trump Tower on Tuesday, telling them he was looking forward to a series of meetings with “great people.”

“We’ve got some great people coming in today,” said Trump, making his first comments to the reporters gathered at his tower since his presidential win. 
{mosads}Trump also commented on a tweet he sent out earlier Tuesday criticizing cost overruns for a Boeing-built version of Air Force One scheduled for delivery in 2024. 

“Well the plane is totally out of control. It’s going to be over $4 billion,” Trump said in response to a question about his tweet. “I think it’s ridiculous.” 
He said he was happy for Boeing to make a lot of money, but suggested it was making too much money off this contract. 
“I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money,” he said.

The effects of Trump’s comments were immediately apparent Tuesday morning, as Boeing’s stock took an immediate sharp turn downward when the market opened.

The company’s stock was down more than 1 percent in the first minutes of trading, making it one of the biggest losers on the Dow Jones Industrial Average to open the day.

Trump tweeted in 2013 that he bought stock in Boeing, calling it a “great company.”  

Trump spokesman Jason Miller confirmed in a call with reporters on Tuesday that the billionaire owned stock in Boeing, but sold all of it in June. 
Since his election, the president-elect has remained in his New York high rise taking a steady stream of meetings as he shapes his administration and Cabinet. 
On Tuesday, he’s slated to meet with Henry Kissinger, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R), among others. 
— Peter Schroeder contributed to this story, which was updated at 11 a.m.


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