The report described Trump's sleeping accommodations on his private plane to be an "executive livery package" compared to his current situation of "couch-like sleeping" on Air Force One. But will his iconic ride soon be changing? "We're told that Trump wants a color scheme that "looks more American" and isn't a 'Jackie Kennedy color'".
The president wants a bigger, cushier bed and a "more American" look for his aircraft, now painted what he calls a "Jackie Kennedy color", Axios reports. According to Axios, the president would prefer a design that includes red, white and blue.
Air Force One, the 747 that carries the president, could be getting a major makeover.
"It was all part of this whole pattern of him trying to create increased visibility of the presidency as an active office and a glamorous office which he succeeded in doing", said Ken Walsh, who wrote "Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes".
"Every time you see that blue trim and the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" spelled out in that same typeface as an early version of the Declaration of Independence, it brings back JFK landing in Germany to speak at the Berlin Wall, Richard Nixon flying to China, Ronald Reagan stepping off the plane to see Gorbachev in Iceland and a thousand other scenes of Presidents in our past", presidential historian Michael Beschloss told Axios.
The shade is officially known as "luxurious ultramarine". He instead opted for blue, which was reportedly his favorite color. The President requested the planes be ready 2021, at the beginning of his second term - three years sooner than the original plan of 2024.