- The White House is ticking Donald Trump on his fingers. According to the staff of President Barack Obama, the President-elect of the facts about the new Air Force One, the US government plane, not one by one.
Trump believes the order of the new service aircraft should be deleted. The cost of the Boeing, according to Trump $ 4 billion, according to the future president of America too high, he announced via Twitter.
The White House, through spokesman Josh Earnest know have no idea how Trump comes to the amount. 'The amounts mentioned are, how shall we say, do not even come close to the deal entered into by the Ministry of Defence with Boeing. 'As the size of the order or exactly, the White House did not disclose.
Although the new Air Force One is not even finished yet on the drawing board, trumps concerns about the high cost is not entirely unfounded. A critical report by the US Government Accountability Office estimated the cost at $ 3.2 billion in March. The 2.9 billion budget would therefore in all have been exceeded in advance.
The US Air Force has a contract of more than $ 25 billion with Boeing. Of this, $ 1.65 are intended for future replacement of two presidential planes.
Trump itself has a Boeing 757. He has this 'Trump Force One' used frequently during his election campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton.