By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:03 BST, 13 June 2019 | Updated: 14:15 BST, 13 June 2019
President Donald Trump revealed his design this week for a new Air Force One, showing off a set of drawings in the Oval Office that replace the Kennedy-era light blue paint job with a more masculine red, white and black.
The current livery is dominated by blue, the color of the Democratic Party. Trump's re-do has splashes of Republican red.
'We had different choices, here,' Trump told ABC News, saying that he had come up with the design concepts himself. Artists' renderings show variations in the color of the engines and the depth of the underbelly's dark tones.
The $3.9 billion pair of Boeing 747s that will replace the current presidential planes – there's always a backup – won't be ready for flight until at least 2024, making it unlikely Trump will ever get to fly on them as president.
'I'm doing that for other presidents,' he said. 'Not for me.'
'Air Force One' isn't really a specific plane. It's the radio call sign of any aircraft the President of the United States is aboard.
But the name has become shorthand of the specific