04:42 GMT11 August 2020
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    In June 2019, US President Donald Trump revealed a new design of the nation's presidential aircraft ‘Air Force One’, with a new red, white and blue paint scheme, instead of the traditional light blue and white, adopted in 1962.

    The Trump plan to redesign the paint job of the presidential aircraft has sparked heavy criticism from Twitter users, after a US Defence Department 2021 budget request released by the Trump administration earlier on Monday included a rebranding of the Air Force One jet.

    “This is paint job for Trump’s new Air Force One, as depicted in new Pentagon budget documents,” wrote a user, attaching a photo of the new design.

    “Nope....  Shouldn't be allowed to spend this while in an election year,” another user replied.

    “Oh so no money in the budget for needed programs but there is money for this BS?,” someone wrote.

    In June 2019, Trump stated that he had redesigned the colour scheme for Air Force One, and presented several images in an interview with ABC News. The president said at the time claimed he was “doing that for other presidents”, not for himself, as the plane is expected to be ready by 2024 - at the end of the term for whomever wins the 2020 presidential election.

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