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Trump takes victory lap in Michigan, slams Boeing

Friday, December 09, 2016 - 01:36

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump holds a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as part of his ''USA Thank You Tour 2016'' where he once again urged the government to cancel an order with Boeing for a revamped Air Force One. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President-elect Donald Trump made the latest stop in his "USA Thank You Tour 2016" tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the middle of snowy weather on Friday. Trump has been traveling to various states where his presidential bid proved victorious, thanking supporters for their vote, in many states where the polls projected his loss. "I'm here tonight for one main reason: to say thank you to the incredible people of Michigan," Trump said in his opening remarks. Trump went on to bash rival Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign bid, saying she spent too much on fireworks to be used for a victory celebration over New York's East River. Trump went on to liken paying $7 million dollars for election night fireworks to the $4 billion dollars Boeing wants for a revamped Air Force One. "I thought I could buy the fireworks for cheap. Just like I don't want to buy an airplane for $4 billion. Even if I don't get to use it, who the hell cares. I'm not paying $4 billion for an airplane," Trump said. Trump urged the government earlier in the week to cancel an order with Boeing Co for a revamped Air Force One - one of the most prominent symbols of the U.S. presidency - saying costs were out of control. It was the latest example of Trump using his podium, often via Twitter messages, to rattle companies and foreign countries as he seeks to shake up business as usual in Washington. Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, took aim at what he called cost overruns even though the plane is only in development stages.

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Trump takes victory lap in Michigan, slams Boeing

Friday, December 09, 2016 - 01:36