Donald Trump used to be a fierce critic f the cost of the new Air Force One program in the past, stating “costs are out of control” and “cancel order!” in a December 2016 tweet.
When he was running for president, Trump said that he would swap Air Force One with his private jet and has been fiercely critical of the cost of the new Air Force One program in the past, stating “costs are out of control” and “cancel order!” in a December 2016 tweet.
But since taking office, Trump, like his predecessors, has traveled aboard the Boeing-made VC-25 aircraft and now the refrigerators are being upgraded.
Are these refrigerators “smart”?
We suspect that these must be the smartest refrigerators ever built given the cost ticket. There is no indication if these fridges are IoT devices but surely they should be able to at least order milk? A technology upgrade was cited as a reason for the new fridges.
Reported by CNN: – “The current rear lower lobe cold chiller units being replaced are the original commercial equipment delivered with the aircraft in 1990. The units were based on the technology at the time and designed for short-term food storage,” Air Force spokesperson Ann Stefanek told CNN.
She continued: – “The units and associated aircraft structural modifications are being specially designed to provide nearly 70 cubic feet of temperature-controlled (refrigeration/freezer) storage to support onboard personnel for an extended period of time, without having to restock while abroad,” Stefanek told CNN.
“The engineering required to design, manufacture, conduct environmental testing and obtain Federal Aviation Administration certification is included in the cost,” she said.
Former senior adviser to President Barack Obama Eric Schultz mocked the high price tag in a tweet on Friday, saying, “we would have been impeached.”
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