President Trump says America has 'a new Jackie O': 'It's called Melania T'

The co-hosts of Fox & Friends spoke with President Trump via phone on Friday, and he compared his wife, Melania, to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

The comparison came during a conversation about Trump’s recently revealed re-design of the official presidential plane, Air Force One. Co-host Steve Doocy asked the president, “Are you sure you want to do a new paint job on Air Force One? It’s been so iconic for so long!” Trump replied, “I think it’s gonna look much better, actually. The baby blue doesn’t fit with us.” He added, “It was Jackie O and that was good, but we have our own Jackie O. It’s called ‘Melania. Melania T.’”

The plane’s current color scheme was picked by the former first lady in the early 1960’s and has changed little since.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade praised Melania Trump, saying “She is doing a great job and does not get enough credit.” Trump agreed, adding “People love her. She gets no credit from the media but she gets credit from the people.”

Some viewers on Twitter didn’t like the idea of the new paint job and balked at the comparison between the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Melania Trump:

Others spoke out in defense of the first lady, and were excited to see a fresh new look for Air Force One:

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