President Donald Trump bragged at his recent Florida rally that after a negotiating session of merely an hour he managed to shave a billion dollars off the price of a new Air Force One.
But Mr. Trump, the Air Force reportedly has no idea what you’re talking about.
The president says he met with generals and Boeing for merely an hour to get an unbelievable discount.
Here’s what president Trump said after the meeting:
“They were close to signing a $4.2 billion deal to have a new Air Force One,” Trump said Saturday. “Can you believe this? I said, ‘No way.’ I said, ‘I refuse to fly in a $4.2 billion airplane. I refuse.’”
“We got that price down by over $1 billion, and I probably haven’t spoken, to be honest with you, for more than an hour on the project,” he continued. “I got the generals in, who are fantastic. I got Boeing in. But I told Boeing, it’s not good enough. We’re not going to do it. The price is still too high.”
Air Force spokesman Col. Pat Ryder told Bloomberg Politics, “To my knowledge I have not been told that we have that information.” After his comment Bloomberg tried to contact the White House about the claim, and got no response.
–The Huffington Post