Trump Comes Through On Major Promise... Makes Massive $1.4 Billion Change To Air Force One

President Donald Trump has struck an “informal deal” with Boeing for two new Air Force One planes.

“President Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing on a fixed price contract for the new Air Force One Program. Thanks to the president’s negotiations, the contract will save the taxpayers more than $1.4 billion,” Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News on Tuesday.

The deal reached is valued at $3.9 billion, which means a savings of $1.4 billion from the estimates of over $5 billion for the two planes, according to administration officials.

During the transition in Dec. 2016, the then-president-elect threatened to cancel the plane order because the costs were “out of control.”

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Boeing said in a statement released on Tuesday the company “is proud to build the next generation of Air Force One, providing American Presidents with a flying White House at outstanding value to taxpayers.”

“President Trump negotiated a good deal on behalf of the American people,” the corporation added.

Popular Mechanics reported that Trump would like the new Air Force One jets ready for service by 2021, which would be in his second term if he is re-elected.

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According to CBS News, the first Air Force One came into service in 1959, when Dwight Eisenhower was president.

The aircraft with the designated presidential moniker entered the jet age under President John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s.

The current Air Force One planes came into service over a quarter a century ago in 1990, when George H.W. Bush was commander-in-chief.

CBS News reported the planes contain “state-of-the-art defenses that include: in-flight refueling capabilities, a top secret anti-missile system, and a blast-resistant outer skin, rumored to withstand a nuclear blast.”

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Boeing’s stock hit a record high on Tuesday on the news that the deal had been reached between the White House and the corporation.

The Washington state-based company’s stock has more than doubled in valued since Trump took office.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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