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Trump just made a $3.9 billion deal with Boeing so he can fly on a new plane

President Trump has reached a deal with Boeing to develop two new Air Force One planes by 2021, bumped up from the original planned completion date of 2024. Notably, 2021 would be the beginning of Trump's second term, were he to be re-elected. "He wants to fly on that new plane," a person familiar with the deal told CNN.

Trump, though, might be out of luck — while the planes can be completed by his deadline, it is less likely that Air Force testing will be. The tests "could take an additional three years," CNN adds.

The new Air Force One planes cost $3.9 billion, a contract the White House says "will save taxpayers more than $1.4 billion." Boeing agreed in a statement, saying: "President Trump negotiated a good deal on behalf of the American people." Boeing has previously found itself on the wrong side of Trump, watching its stock plummet after the president threatened to "cancel order!" in a tweet last year.

The Air Force One planes Trump uses today date back to 1990, making them not quite the disgusting age of 30.