By Andrew West – Re-Blogged From http://patriotupdate.com
First, there were the reports that Trump had met with Boeing, manufacturers of Air Force One, and successfully negotiated a much lower price tag than originally signed off on. Now, it seems that the Trump-Boeing rendezvous had much more discussion than just Air Force One.
Donald Trump, while not yet inaugurated as President, is already working diligently on saving the American taxpayer a boatload of money.
Donald Trump is pitting Lockheed Martin against Boeing in an effort to save the U.S. taxpayers some moolah.
“Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson is seeing what Donald Trump may be prepared to do to get military procurement costs down.
“’Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!’ Trump writes on Twitter.
“Earlier in the week, Trump met with Hewson. ‘We’re just beginning, it’s a dance,’ Trump told reporters after that meeting.
“The latest tweet sent Lockheed shares into a tailspin. According to CNBC, they fell about two percent, losing an estimated $1.2 billion of market value.”
This is truly a new era of modern politics, as Trump’s business acumen, combined with his “outsider” status in Washington, will make for an entirely new presidential blueprint – especially as it pertains to saving Americans money.