President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE on Thursday displayed a model of a redesigned Air Force One during an Oval Office meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauChina frees two Canadians following release of Huawei executive Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by The American Petroleum Institute — Climate change turning US into coffee country Canadian police: Man assaulted nurse for vaccinating his wife MORE.
The plane featured a red, white and blue paint design, which Trump has been pushing for as part of a contract for new Air Force One jets.
The model plane sat on a desk in front of the two leaders as they discussed Iran, China and other topics for roughly 10 minutes.
"It’s going to be terrific," Trump said of the new plane, calling it an "upgrade" over the current model.
In non-Iran news: There is currently a model of the Air Force One redesign displayed on the Oval Office coffee table. Trump showed it off to Trudeau. pic.twitter.com/EMWSpzLFVt— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) June 20, 2019
Trump last week shared renderings of the redesigned presidential plane during an interview with ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSurgeon general: 'Our enemy is the virus. It is not one another' Christie: Biden's new vaccine mandate will 'harden opposition' GOP senator on Texas abortion law: Supreme Court will 'swat it away' when 'it comes to them in an appropriate manner' MORE. The red, white and blue design would replace the traditional white and baby blue that has been used on the presidential aircraft dating back to the Kennedy administration.
Some observers noted that the new pattern is similar to the former Trump Shuttle planes that the president managed decades ago as a private businessman.
The new Boeing planes are set to be delivered by the end of 2024, which would be the end of a possible second term for Trump.
The president's desired redesign could face a roadblock, as a House panel voted last week to approve an amendment that would require the Trump administration to get congressional approval for any “work relating to aircraft paint scheme, interiors and livery” before it takes place.