Trump Complained About Air Force One Towels Being Too Rough, So Cue The Memes

by Alexandra Svokos

Donald Trump is being triggered by the towels aboard Air Force One.

The Huffington Post reported a series of leaks coming out of the White House.

Among the leaks was an allegation by a White House aide that Trump had registered a complaint about the Air Force One towels not being soft enough.

The Princess and the Pea president reportedly wants less rough towels on his new plane.

Of course, we are all granted the right to complain about rough towels (I guess?), but one would hope Trump had more things to do, like, I don't know, reading executive orders before he signs them.

This is not the first grievance Trump has had with Air Force One, the plane with top-line safety features that gets him where he needs to be.

Back in December, then president-elect Trump tweeted in shock about the price of new Air Force One planes.

He tweeted they cost "more than $4 billion," which he considered "out of control." He punctuated the tweet with a threat to "cancel" the Boeing order.


As with most Trump tweets, this one included a host of inaccuracies.

First of all, the price is $3.2 billion spread over the next ten years.

Second of all, this is a much-needed update to the leader of the country's form of transportation. The current Air Force One aircrafts were ordered by Ronald Reagan, if you want an idea of why they need new planes.

Anyway, the HuffPost piece included other leaks.


Allegedly, Trump called up retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn -- his national security adviser -- for a question about the economy at 3 o'clock... in the morning.

Trump was apparently confused about the dollar. Instead of calling someone with military experience, I could help him get in touch with my economics professors, if it helps.

Eliot Cohen, who worked in the State Department under George W. Bush, said,

I've been in this town for 26 years. I have never seen anything like this. I genuinely do not think this is a mentally healthy president.

This echoes murmurings that Trump's staff is concerned about his habits and standard operating procedure.

Hopefully, he'll get his soft towels soon.

Citations: Leaks Suggest Trump's Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct (Huffington Post), Trump's tweet about Air Force One was misleading — here's the full story (Business Insider)