#Trump calls for new $4 billion Air Force One contract to be cancelled – an annotated infographic

In the wacky world of Donald Trump’s America, the approach to policy appears to lurch wildly from the reasonably sensible to the fundamentally insane. That, it appears, is the contrary nature of both The Donald’s broad, straight-talking appeal and the very real threat he poses in creating a Disunited States of America.

One of his latest wheezes/random brain dumps blurted out to share with the world concerns Air Force One – which will be Trump’s very own tricked-out personal plane, come January 2017 – and the prohibitively high cost of renewing said fleet.

On the face of it, this seems like a rational decision. Why spend $4 billion on a new fleet of planes, just for the President’s use? Trump isn’t wrong in suggesting there are better, more important things that money could be spent on. The caveat is what Trump considers to be a more important use of $4 billion.

Like watching an awful accident in slow motion, we fear to look and yet we cannot turn away.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

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