|Boeing HQ in Chicago|
But we have a new sheriff coming to town who is among other things, a professional negotiator.
From liberal reporter Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times:
After meeting with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump said he persuaded the Chicago company to cut the price tag for the pending Air Force One order by "a tremendous amount."
On Dec. 6, Trump threatened to cancel or renegotiate Boeing's Air Force One deal and accused Boeing, with no evidence [My note, this is media bias in action], of "doing a little bit of a number" over costs.
"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 on Twitter.
According to the General Accounting Office, delivery for two new presidential planes is planned for fiscal year 2024. In a March report, the GAO pegged research, development and actual procurement for the aircraft at about $3.5 billion. Any plane a president is on is called Air Force One.