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From Colonel Pat Ryder, an Air Force spokesman, on President Trump’s claim that he had saved $1 billion on the development program for a new Air Force One:

To my knowledge I have not been told that we have that information.

Roger that. Ryder added that reporters would have to ask the commander-in-chief to clear this up. Unsurprisingly, Bloomberg reports that a White House spokesman “didn’t respond to repeated inquiries about Trump’s comments.”

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