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President Trump Makes Deal With Boeing For 2 New Air Force One Planes

The White House reportedly said in a statement Tuesday that President Donald Trump made an "informal deal" with Boeing for the planes.
Posted at 1:06 PM, Feb 27, 2018

It looks like the president is ordering up some new wings. According to a Fox News report, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said the president reached an "informal deal" with Boeing for the new Air Force One Program.

Gidley also said the deal will save taxpayers $1.4 billion. 

Planes fit for carrying American presidents are pricey. The aircraft must be capable of dealing with missiles and withstanding an electromagnetic pulse. They also need secure communication equipment, a medical suite and a conference room, among other amenities. So yeah, that stuff can add up. 

President Trump himself called the price for a new Air Force One deal "out of control" back in 2016.

For its part, Boeing acknowledged the deal in a tweet Tuesday, saying "President Trump negotiated a good deal on behalf of the American people."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.