On Painting Air Force One

President Donald Trump is reflected on the fuselage as he boards Air Force One upon his departure from Bellevue, Neb., June 11, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)Congressional Democrats have been roused to action by changes to the paint of presidential aircraft.

And so it has come to this.

Two oil tankers were just attacked in the Gulf of Oman, presumably by Iran. The United States and China are facing off in a confrontation that is about far more than trade. The southern border remains anarchic and uncontrolled.

And Congress is asking: “Can I get the icon in cornflower blue?”

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Here is the situation: The president of these United States gets from place to place in one of two Boeing jets designated “Air Force One” when the president is aboard. Jets wear out, and the U.S. government is commissioning a couple of new ones, which will not come into use until President Ocasio-Cortez takes over in 2025. The paint scheme is going to change from its 1960s two-tone blue to a more conservative and modern look that is — see if these colors sound familiar — red, white, and blue. The Washington Post is on the case, and

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