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President Donald Trump says Air Force One is beautiful and is a ‘‘great plane.’’

Trump’s first flight on the modified Boeing 747 was a roundtrip to Philadelphia to address GOP House and Senate members at their annual retreat.

Journalists traveling with Trump were brought to the front of the plane after it landed at Maryland’s Joint Base Andrews and found a smiling Trump in shirt sleeves, seated behind his desk. A navy blue Air Force One jacket was draped over the back of his chair.

Asked for his impressions, Trump said Air Force One was special for a lot of reasons.

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Trump later walked across the tarmac to shake hands with people in a viewing pen before he boarded the presidential helicopter for the trip to the White House.

President Donald Trump in his office aboard Air Force One.
President Donald Trump in his office aboard Air Force One.AFP/Getty Images