Industry Analysts Scoff At White House’s Claim To Have Reduced Cost Of New Air Force One By Millions

Defense News reports:

The White House webpage extolling U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office celebrates the president’s success in reducing the cost of the Air Force One replacement by millions of dollars.

But there’s a couple problems with that claim: The military still hasn’t finalized how much the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization will cost. This is also a significant change from Trump’s initial claims of trimming $1 billion from the program’s expected price tag through discussions with prime contractor Boeing.

“We’ve got that price down by over $1 billion and I probably haven’t spoken for more than an hour on the project,” Trump told supporters in a February rally. “I told Boeing that isn’t good enough, the price is still too high.”

An aircraft industry analyst says there’s no documentation to back up the White House’s claims and that Trump has once again invented a number.

  • TexasBoy

    An aircraft industry analyst says there’s no documentation to back up the White House’s claims and that Trump has once again invented pulled a number…out of his bloated syphilitic brain.

    Fixed it.

  • Acronym Jim

    Math is soooo HARD!

  • bkmn
    • TexasBoy

      Too busy golfing.

      • Acronym Jim

        Jinx!

      • bkmn
        • FAEN

          BLOTUS is revolting.

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    • Acronym Jim

      No time to visit a foreign country. He’s too busy playing golf at Mar-a-Lago.

    • Gustav2

      Now, now, many here think Florida is a very different country.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Others wish it so.

      • Hank

        Well, I will admit, that SE Florida, is indeed WAY, WAY different from the rest of the state. Somewhat, like an extension of NY State (with a bit of Canada thrown in – my neighbors above me (Quebecois) and below me (Toronto). The rest of the state is pretty typical Southern in its people and functioning!!!

    • With his weekends spend lolling about in Florida, where would he have the time to visit another country? Besides, he couldn’t go home at night to sleep in his own bed.

    • John30013

      But but but Obummer’s trips were his “Apology Tour”, so they don’t count!!!111!1!

    • OdieDenCO

      donny isn’t going visiting because no country will grant him a visa.

      • RoFaWh

        Has the orange asshole ever travelled internationally???

        Scotland, I guess, to argue with the locals about his infernal golf course.

        • ChrisMorley

          Also he went to Ireland to his golf course in Co. Clare in June 2016, after going to visit his two Scottish golf courses. https://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0603/792989-trump-ireland-visit/

        • ETownCanuck

          He’s been to Canada. We witnessed his helicopter land in the parking lot of the Hotel I worked at in Lake Louise and eject Marla Maples and himself back in the day. Pity he didn’t get sucked into the rotors.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Trump being Trump, this is probably a good thing.

    • Fiona_Alwyn

      Maybe he is afraid that we won’t let him back into the country after his trip. Those agents at the border have gotten very strict lately.

      • bkmn

        No more trips to Slovenia to pick up Wifebot 4.0 either. No illegal alien-wives allowed.

    • boatboy_srq

      There ARE no foreign countries worth visiting. Just ask any Job-Creating Xtian Hetero Caucasian Patriotic Real Ahmurrcan without a passport.

  • Gustav2

    “I don’t know why we can’t buy decommissioned, used planes just like I do for my fleet of planes. Air Force One isn’t that special, have you seen the interior?”

    • Acronym Jim
      • Great link, mega thanks!!!

        • Acronym Jim

          You’re welcome. That’s one of my favorite sites. Check out the historical photos of the residence, too.

          • You betcha! Total fan boy of anything to do with the White House.

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            Before it became the Orange House, aka the occasional Mar-A-Lago.

          • In sports, an asterisk is used to indicate that a record is somehow tainted by circumstances. cheetolini’s name will forever have an asterisk next to his name in my head. His presidency is, and will always be tainted.

          • David L. Caster

            Trump has certainly made an asterisk of himself.

          • hahahahahahahaaaaa!

  • Boreal
  • Wow! I finally understand where imaginary numbers come from, cheetolini!

  • Boreal
  • Paula

    O.K., Boeing, give him what he wants. Make it a cut-rate aircraft. See what you can leave out to lower the price. Advanced navigation systems, all bathrooms except one, comfortable seats, a galley. (prepackaged sandwiches only) no presidential bedroom, etc
    Fuck it! Make him fly coach like the rest of us!

    • Boreal

      Leaving out the landing gear would cut the price and make the plane more fuel efficient.

      • Paula

        Smaller fuel tanks would lower the price. Make it so the jet has to land for fuel every 2 hours.

        • djcoastermark

          Coal fired !

          • RNegron

            Coal? Make it whale oil fueled. You kill two… err… mammals in one.

      • Mark

        Rope for seatbelts and wicker chairs to sit in. Reduces weight to compensate for his fat ass.

        • Paula

          I was thinking, they need to put in bleachers recycled from high schools.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Oh Paula, you’re just so green-thinking. 🙂

        • David Walker

          Back in his stand-up days, Bob Newhart had a routine about a cut rate airlines company, The Grace L. Ferguson Airline and Storm Door Company. Since 45 and I are the same age, perhaps he’s basing his fantasy on this.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR5auN1QSp0

          • Grumpy Old Man

            don’t forget Shelley Berman:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCwc8iySDjI

          • David Walker

            I did not mean to slight. Actually, I use two Berman phrases to this day: “I am rather a devout coward” and a couple of his plurals.
            Have you heard of these guys?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTQ7aMHsRGs
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6OHD2uCpfU

          • Grumpy Old Man

            He came up with klenethes or something for many kleenexes. Did you here his submarine vs destroyer = I had insomnia all through high school and there was the ‘5th wheel’ program out of Canada that played 4 hours of comedy albums from 1 to 5 in the morning.

          • David Walker

            Back when a radio station could play comedy albums because they didn’t mind taking the heat for the occasional “damn” and “hell.” It’s not that I don’t like the current crop of comedians, but one would hear a lot of bleeps if any of them were on over-the-air radio now.

      • RNegron

        Leave out all parachutes.

    • AdamTh

      One problem with that plan…. Donnie won’t be prez when the new plane is delivered…..

      • RNegron

        … and that is a problem how… ?

    • cheetolini uses the galley? Oh yeah, I guess uses it to warm up his big mac, KFC and Whoppers, and to keep his diet coke chilled.

      • RNegron

        Fill the galley with snakes! Better yet, NYC rats and roaches to mimic the environment his tenants had to endure.

    • John30013

      The only problem with this plan is that future presidents (assuming we have a future…) would have to live with the cut-rate plane too….

    • Goodboy
    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      On United!

    • Hank

      prepackaged sandwiches only??? Hell, any flight I ever took from DC to Florida, only gave me peanuts for the 2 1/2 hour flight!!! That is ALL, that should be on board!!! No alcohol, either!

    • Jamie_Johnson

      Only if we can bump him from the Presidency and drag him from the WH.

  • David

    How did Dumpy save millions? Easy. He outsourced much of the plane’s construction to China and Russia.

    In fact, the Chinese government was quite willing to assist in the construction of Air Force One in any way they can – at a big discount.

  • JW Swift

    Gee. Our Liar-In-Chief is lying again. What a surprise. I’m shocked. No, really, shocked.

  • FAEN

    ANOTHER lie from the WH? Say it ain’t so.

  • djcoastermark
  • JT

    And the Shite House lie for this minute is …

  • David Walker

    A considerable amount of money will be save by building it out of balsa wood, like the model planes 45 had his nanny put together for him.

    • David

      Nanny made them…then Dumpy smashed them. He then screamed at 200db “Nanny bwoke my plane!!!!!!”.

  • boobert
  • Ninja0980

    He lied again?
    Who would have thunk it?

    • -M-

      🙋🏻‍♂️

  • David

    At the next WH press conference, someone needs to ask spiceboy: “So how much of the construction of the new Air Force One has been outsourced to China?”.

  • EweTaw

    Off Topic: How Long Do Elephants Take to Poop? Same Time As You. But Trump takes much longer.

    See: http://www.livescience.com/58871-poop-physics-of-humans-elephants.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170428-ls

    You’ll all thank me for this misdirection.

  • Henry Auvil

    Trump LIED about something?! Unpossible.

  • Goodboy

    One effing Billion? What’s wrong with what we’ve got now. Damn. I’d be ok with this if I wasn’t constantly hearing from them about how we can’t afford programs like meals on wheels, Healthcare, etc..

  • Dave, from Canada

    He didn’t lie. He added a billion to the highest estimate, then cut that.

    He’s bullshitting.

  • David

    Dumpy pathological need for approval and acceptance is almost beyond description.

    The upcoming DSM-VI will dedicate an entire chapter to him.

    • Treant

      Is that a high-fat, high-calorie meal…and a Diet Coke?

      • But he is the most in shape President EVER…

        • MBear

          “Pear” is a shape

  • JWC

    This asshole opens his mouth and pure bullshit flows

    • OdieDenCO

      ain’t nothing pure about donny

      • JWC

        Ahmen

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Serious question here and definitely O/T but, can anyone tell me for certain; Is the Democratic Senate and Congress still allowed to submit bills for review and consideration while they are not the majority?

    • Boreal

      Yes but the majority can shoot them down.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        They should overwhelm the docket then.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Oh, and thanks Boreal. 😉

        • Boreal

          The leader of each house of congress gets to decide what will come to the floor for consideration and a vote.

          • -M-

            And whoever controls a specific committee does similarly at that level.

  • Boreal

    It’ll be a marvel of engineering developed by good people, the best people. It’ll be amazing.

    https://historylesions.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/cropped-flying-pinto1.jpg

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I want that! Does it come in sea-foam green?

      • David

        Make mine lemon yellow.

      • Boreal

        Avocado green.

  • stevenj

    This is only 1 of over 400 lies or misleading claims by trump in 99 days. The Washington Post Fact Checker team is keeping track:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.c154bd91d460

    • Card

      And this count does not include the times when he goes to the bathroom, looks into his tiny hands, and tells himself “yuuge!”

  • David

    Question #2. How much money is Dumpy personally making off the project?

    My guess is…a lot.

  • unclemike

    If he really wanted to save money, couldn’t he have just used the old Air Force One?

    Never mind. I forgot we were talking about Trump.

    • Halou

      If he wants to save money, he can fucking walk to mar-a-lago next weekend.

    • Tor

      It still smells like Obama.

      • Halou

        Moscow prostitutes can soon sort that out.

      • Silver Badger

        I can see where he might find the smell of success offensive.

    • William

      The two 747’s used as Air Force One are 27 years old. Technology has advanced since then.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_VC-25#Future

    • grada3784

      Trump use something used by Obama? What are you thinking? I’m waiting for the bill for the new White(s only) House.

  • Halou

    If he actually does decrease the costs involved in building an AF-1 replacement, he has already more than neutralized the “gains” by his regular holiday trips from DC to mar-a-lago. Camp David is practically next door in comparison and it was built specifically to house the President during vacation time.

    And when it comes to AF-1 replacement, it’s not just a matter of it being expensive, that money actually goes into specific features not built into normal 747s. Armor, countermeasures both physical and electronic, C&C systems, and so on. Removing these may make the project cheaper but it also makes it more likely that the President and key officials in his entourage can be successfully targeted by hostile forces.

    • Silver Badger

      Works for me. We must save the taxpayer every penny we can.

      • JWC

        well scatch that then Trump wants to screw the average tax payer

      • Reality.Bites

        Many Bothans died to bring us this information

  • goofy_joe

    Personally, I would rather the plane with the ability to launch nuclear missiles and carrying important people around to be built well, not by the lowest bidder…

    …but if Trump wants to board a plane with a bunch of cheap plastic parts rather than strong durable pieces, so be it.

  • coram nobis

    At what point does coercing lower prices on an aircraft contract constitute breaches of contract law and racketeering statutes?

  • boatboy_srq

    Dollars to doughnuts tRump is trying to source the next AF1 from Bombardier (Mr. No-On-Public-Transit would nevah buy from a company called Airbus). What? They’re Canadian? Oh, um…

  • Albert Ross

    Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I thought there were more than that.

      • Albert Ross

        There are!

  • KaBoomBOX

    His usual method of cutting costs (stiffing vendors and contractors) is not something the federal government can get away with.

  • ted-

    Lies after lies after lies. He needs to leave the WH in shame.