Trump wants 'more American-looking' Air Force One

Air Force One is specially adapted to include a medical suite as well as a Presidential suite

Air Force One is specially adapted to include a medical suite as well as a Presidential suite

According to Axios, the president would prefer a design that includes red, white and blue.

"Anyone who doubts how strongly Americans feel about the way Air Force One looks should go to the Reagan Library in California and see how many people go there to look at the plane that Ronald Reagan flew on while he was President", presidential historian Michael Beschloss told Axios.

Air Force One's current color scheme dates back to the 1960s, when President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jackie Kennedy commissioned industrial designer Raymond Loewy to redesign the plane.

Staff typically involved in an overseas trip include Secret Service post-standers, military communications specialists and White House aides.

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In typical Trump style the president is bringing an army of 1,000 staff, a massive motorcade and several helicopters for his brief United Kingdom visit. Trump is making his first trip to Britain as president after a tense summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels and on the heels of ruptures in British Prime Minister Theresa May's government because of the crisis over Britain's exit from the European Union.

Trump will emerge from the iconic Air Force One this afternoon.

Trump also wants changes to the interior of the plane, too.

The redesign could cause some disapproval within the Air Force and it may take awhile to complete. In addition, the commander in chief is said to want bigger, more comfortable beds, like those of his personal Boeing 757, in favor of what Axios describes as the current "couch-like sleeping configuration" aboard Air Force One. But he won't even get to enjoy these changes unless he's reelected: Boeing's (ba) two 747s need to be converted from commercial aircraft to a presidential transport, and are unlikely to hit the skies before January of 2021.

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