President Trump shows off plans for a more “patriotic” redesign for Air Force One
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President Donald Trump said he’s going to give Air Force One a makeover, both inside and out.
During an interview Wednesday with ABC News, Trump unveiled pictures of the redesign.
Out will be the baby blue color scheme. In will be … surprise! … red, white and blue.
“Here’s your new Air Force One.”
— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2019
It won’t be the presidential plane’s first aesthetic makeover:
– According to the Associated Press, U.S. presidents once flew in a Boeing 707 that had orange above and below the nose and ‘United States of America’ painted on the sides in blocky, all-caps lettering.
– In 1947, according to whitehousemuseum.org, President Harry Truman flew in a Douglas DC-6 Liftmaster named Independence with its nose painted to look like a bald eagle.
– According to Boeing, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy selected the baby blue colors of the first “Air Force One.” It is said the lettering was changed to a font inspired by the heading of the Declaration of Independence.
But Trump’s new Air Force One (there’s actually two), could, well, trump them all.
Imagine if you will …
What says America better than a big bold flag color scheme? And we know Trump likes a big flag … and flag pole.
But this new Air Force One could be the ultimate Umerica statement.
I’m talking a screamin’-eagle-in-your-face, blood-red-state-lovin,’ hashtag-redwhiteandblue-tagging paint job.
Love it or leave it … or fly it high baby!
The prez loves his golf, that is no lie.
He owns a number of golf courses, including two right here in Palm Beach County. He’s played a round or two since being president and seems to own two sets of clothes: 1) a blue suit and red tie, and 2) a white golf polo shirt, red hat and golf slacks.
So this one makes sense, especially when he visits Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach County, the unofficial “golf capital of the world.”
Just don’t ask him how many rounds he’s played, or how many round-trips he’s made.
Some say that the president has a healthy, heaping plate of ego.
We’re not saying … just, you know, some people are saying.
If he’s into branding, and we’re going to go out on a limb and say he is, then this speaks for itself.
The Grease Bucket
The Donald loves fast food.
It’s been reported that he’s keen on a McDonald’s dinner consisting of two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate malt.
He’s shared photos on social media of him sitting down to meals of McDonald’s burgers and fries, KFC’s fried chicken and Taco Bell’s taco bowls.
Heck, if this works out he could get a lifetime supply of quarter pounders and chalupas.
We don’t think the president is an outdoorsy kinda guy.
Just a hunch.
Not a lot of photos of him camping, hiking or on horseback (insert Putin joke here).
In fact, he reportedly described Camp David, the presidential retreat in the mountains of Maryland, as likeable … “for about 30 minutes.”
He seems to prefer luxury accommodations, a la the cushy comforts inside the gilded walls of Mar-a-Lago.
So it would make sense that the new Air Force One would be an airborne version of his Winter White House.
The United States of Trump
Let’s finally face it … this is The Donald’s world and, depending on which side of the aisle you’re on, you’re just living in it, in awe of it, or sitting open-jawed with a blank expression in it.
Sure, the Trump Shuttle, the airline owned by Trump from 1989 to 1992, eventually failed, but this is his second chance.
And you know he’d love those five big bold letters on the side.
Nothing says TRUMP better than, well, TRUMP!
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