U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is urging the government to cancel its order for Boeing's new Air Force One plane, saying it's too expensive. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday (Dec. 6) urged the government to cancel Boeing's new Air Force One plane, saying the project was too expensive. "The plane is totally out of control, it's going to be over $4 billion, it's for Air Force One program. I think it's ridiculous. I think Boeing's is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing's to make money but not that much money," Trump told reporters in the lobby of his Trump tower. Trump first made the comment in a Twitter post on Monday. "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" Trump said in his Tweet. The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing an initial contract worth $25.8 million. Details about the total value of the new contract have not been released, but the Air Force has previously said that it had earmarked $1.65 billion for two replacement jets.