RNC HEADQUARTERS, TRUMP TOWER — A new, more sophisticated Air Force One is needed to transport the leader of the free world.
Boeing, in Seattle, is working on it, but a certain president-elect has been yelling via Twitter that the project is too expensive.
As reported in yesterday’s Politico by Bryan Bender, in his article, “Air Force Secretary responds to Trump: Boeing deal complicated,” Deborah Lee James, the Secretary of the Air Force, is trying to advise the president-elect that his lambasting of Boeing may be [and probably is] a typical Trumpian overreaction.
Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones is capable, as always, of learning, through the invisibility of her presence, what really goes on at top level meetings within The Trump Organization and its political wing, the Trump presidential transition team. She sat in on a meeting on Monday between incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Trump’s Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, was also present at the meeting, along with the King of Twitter, the president-elect.
"Sir,” Bannon began, “you had such a brilliant success of browbeating Carrier into agreeing not to move 1,000 of its employees to Mexico, it makes perfect sense what you tweeted about Boeing gouging the taxpayers on the new Air Force One."
Ivanka quickly interjected. “No problem, guys. Forget about Boeing. Trump Aircraft Corporation will build the plane, which will be owned by the Trump Organization and Trump Airlines. The Trump Organization and the Trump Administration are one and the same."
James, the Secretary of the Air Force, is fully aware that she will be leaving her job at the Pentagon on January 21. But when Jones told her about Monday's meeting here in Trump Tower, James immediately commandeered an Air Force plane which flew her and her top staff to Ottawa. “I’m done,” she said. “I hope the Canadians will grant my request for political asylum."