Ukranian Antonov nails Donald Trump’s worries over pricey Boeing for Air Force One; Twitterati are loving it

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Updated: December 9, 2016 2:00:03 PM

The shares of Boeing tanked around $ 2 each on Tuesday after the US President-elect Donald Trump called for cancelling the order of Air Force One

donald trump, boeing, antonov, trump, trump boeing, antovov trump, trump twitter, donald trump twitter, antovov twitter, trump news, boeing news, antonove news, us news, ukraine news, world news Donald Trump’s tweet surprised many as Boeing has built the plane for all US Presidents since Franklin Roosevelt. (Reuters image)

The shares of Boeing tanked around $ 2 each on Tuesday after the US President-elect Donald Trump called for cancelling the order of Air Force One for future presidents being built by the plane manufacturer.

In a Tweet on December 6, Trump said, “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than USD 4 billion. Cancel order!” Later, Trump had even said that the $4 billion cost was “totally out of control” and “ridiculous”. Later while talking to reporters, Trump said that Boeing is making a lot of money. “We

Later while talking to reporters, Trump said that Boeing is making a lot of money. “We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money,” PTI reported him as saying.

Trump’s tweet surprised many as Boeing has built the plane for all US Presidents since Franklin Roosevelt. On its part, the Boeing said that the company is under $170 million to “help determine” the capabilities of Air Force One.

Interestingly, Trump has got an offer from Ukranian aircraft manufacturer Antonov to use its aircraft instead of Being as the Air Force One. “@realDonaldTrump May be it is better to consider #Antonov aircraft as Air Force One?,” Antonov tweeted. Twitterati are loving the offer and want to see Trump’s reaction.

Here are how people reacted to the offer:

Meanwhile, the White House said that Trump may have got his figure for the cost of Air Force One wrong. “Some of the statistics that have been cited, shall we say, don’t appear to reflect the nature of the financial arrangement between Boeing and the Department of Defense,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest was quoted as saying by Reuters.

(Inputs from agencies)

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