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.Maybe they are talking about redeploying costs earmarked for Air Force One.
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.)"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.
It may have had something to do with this- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...or-of-alternate-plane/?utm_term=.d761aec834d3I was not aware that Air Force One was fighter capable :eyeroll:
Like the US Postal Service working on its own nuclear device.....It may have had something to do with this- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...or-of-alternate-plane/?utm_term=.d761aec834d3
Me thinks the AF1 price is cover for something a touch more sinister....