# Trump, Boeing CEO Meet to Discuss New Air Force One Costs

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#### ThirstyBarbarian

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The Newsbot is skating on thin ice, skirting the edge on the politics ban. Watch it, Newsbot! I've got my eye on you!

#### hobie1dog

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Let's ban them.:wink:

#### mpitfield

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Is it just me. I read the report, which is focused on Air Force One and here is a snippet

"Following his meeting with Trump on Tuesday, Muilenburg said, &#8220;We&#8217;re all focused on the same thing here, we&#8217;re going to make sure that we give our war fighters the best capability in the world and that we do it in a way that is affordable for our taxpayers.&#8221;

I was not aware that Air Force One was fighter capable :eyeroll:

#### dixontj93060

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Maybe they are talking about redeploying costs earmarked for Air Force One.

#### mpitfield

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Maybe they are talking about redeploying costs earmarked for Air Force One.
After reading it and then watching the video, it is the typical reporting style that highlights one thing, but then when you watch the video of the person saying it, the context changes.

#### Woody's Workshop

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News Media.
They just like to cause trouble for ratings these days.
Better off calling them New Mafia.

#### Cabernut

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The link to the original article instead went to a Gizmodo article about one of Saturn's moons... Odd.

$4 Billion is a lot. For how many Air Force Ones though? A stock 747 is$357 Million. I wonder what kind of defensive and operational capabilities are required to convert a run-of-the-mill 747 into an Air Force One? Then what is the mark-up... :eyepop:

We can only guess.

However it seems to me that maybe they won't be able to get away with $200 bars of soap and$10,000 screwdrivers like they used to.

#### Zeus-cat

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The presidential escape pod is an add on and it isn't cheap.

When I was in the Air Force we never bought $10,000 screwdrivers, but our contractor bought us a few bags of$500 hammers. They did this to get around the insanely stupid and rigid acquisition rules back then.

#### mpitfield

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The presidential escape pod is an add on and it isn't cheap.

When I was in the Air Force we never bought $10,000 screwdrivers, but our contractor bought us a few bags of$500 hammers. They did this to get around the insanely stupid and rigid acquisition rules back then.
Read this and though cool I need to look that one up and the first hit I get https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_pod under the fiction section it says "Air Force One is shown as being equipped with a one-person escape pod for emergency use by the President of the United States in at least four films, Escape from New York, Air Force One, Bermuda Tentacles and Big Game. (However, the actual Air Force One, does not have an escape pod.[2][3])"

Are they putting one in now? That would be pretty cool.

#### Zeus-cat

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(However, the actual Air Force One, does not have an escape pod.[2][3])"
They can't admit that the planes actually have an escape pod, now can they?

#### mpitfield

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They can't admit that the planes actually have an escape pod, now can they?
lol

#### Woody's Workshop

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My brother was here between xmas and New Years.
He works at Boeing.
Trump was discussing the 2 new Air Force One jets ordered.
Everything that goes into the shell is added cost.