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In an Oval Office meeting with congressional Democrats on Thursday, President Donald Trump reportedly complained that Air Force One is smaller than the plane flown by the emir of Kuwait, who visited the White House this week.
During a friendly meeting with the New York and New Jersey congressional delegations about a $30 billion tunnel project, Trump was in a good mood – most likely a result of his deal with Democrats reached on Wednesday to suspend the federal debt ceiling and fund the government for three months, as well as provide Hurricane Harvey relief aid.
Amid opposition from Republican leadership to the bipartisan move, the president’s spirits have been buoyed by the positive media coverage he’s received, particularly from right-wing outlets, which have praised him for the agreement and blasted Republicans for their attempted obstruction.
“The press has been incredible,” Trump reportedly told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a phone call on Thursday morning.
After praising Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office, the president aired his complaint, according to a report from Politico’s Josh Dawsey.
“He was very impressed by the emir’s plane,” Dawsey wrote, “but noted that it was longer than his – maybe even by 100 feet.”