President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. Air Force should cancel its order with Boeing for a pair of planes slated to serve as the new Air Force One and a backup aircraft.
‘Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!’ Trump tweeted.
He hinted to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower less than an hour later, however, that the Boeing contract could be continued once he moves in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue because he wants Boeing to be profitable – to a point.
‘The plane is totally out of control. It’s going to be over $4 billion – it’s for [the] Air Force One program. And I think it’s ridiculous,’ Trump said. ‘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.’
Donald Trump told reporters on…