ART OF THE DEAL: BOEING Exec. Met With Trump, Pledges To Build New AIR FORCE ONE For LESS Than $4B

Written by K. Walker on December 22, 2016

Trump is getting things done, and he’s doing it beautifully.

Remember all the scorn Trump faced when he wanted to ditch the Air Force One deal because of the cost?

Look who’s laughing now:

President-elect Donald Trump met with chief executives of two of the nation’s leading defense contractors at Mar-a-Lago and says he got commitments to cut costs on a new Air Force One, vowing to do the same for the F-35 fighter.

‘We’re gonna get down costs,’ Trump told reporters at Mar-a-Lago after separately with meeting with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson.

Muilenburg pledged to build a new Air Force One for ‘less than’ the $4 billion Trump says it will cost.

Trump had blasted Boeing this month for the $4.2 billion cost of a replacement for Air Force One – a price tag the company now says it can beat, possibly by modifying some of the government’s long list of specifications.

‘We’re going to get it done for less than that, and we’re committed to working together to make sure that happens,’ Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters after a meeting with Trump.

‘I think we’re looking looking to cut a tremendous amount of money off the price,’ Trump said of the Air Force One replacement.

Asked whether he got concessions from Lockheed, Trump said: ‘Well, we’re going to see. We’re going to see. Just beginning. It’s a dance. You know, it’s a little bit of a dance.’

Then he added: ‘But we’re going to get the costs down and we’re going to get it done beautifully.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Trump is saving taxpayer money before his Inauguration.

How different from the current guy.

Here’s what Obama added to the Debt:

Barack Obama: Added $7.917 trillion, a 68 percent increase in the $11.657 trillion debt level attributable to President Bush by the end of his last budget, FY 2009.

FY 2016 – $1.423 trillion.
FY 2015 – $327 billion.
FY 2014 – $1.086 trillion.
FY 2013 – $672 billion.
FY 2012 – $1.276 trillion.
FY 2011 – $1.229 trillion.
FY 2010 – $1.652 trillion.
FY 2009 – $253 billion. (Congress passed the Economic Stimulus Act, which spent $253 billion in FY 2009. This rare occurrence should be added to President Obama’s contribution to the debt.)
Read more: The Balance

Sit down, son.

Watch how it’s done.

Share if you think that Trump has a lot more tricks up his sleeve to save taxpayer money

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker