Immediately after Kanye West revealed his terrible iPhone passcode to the world, he said that Apple should build Trump the iPlane1.
“I brought a GIF with me right here,” West said in the Oval Office on Thursday during a meeting as he turned his phone over to the president. “This right here is the iPlane 1. It’s a hydrogen-powered airplane, and this is what our president should be flying in. We’re going to have Apple, an American company, work on this plane.”
“This is what our president should be flying in.”
Kanye West reaches over the Oval Office desk to show realDonaldTrump a picture of a hydrogen plane.
The rapper says if Trump “don’t look good, we don’t look good”.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 11, 2018
While we admire the products Apple delivers, it is a terrible idea for the phone and computer company to get into the aviation business to create what is arguably the most important plane in the world.
Apple is great at making phones, maybe let the company create a reliable self-driving car before we let them take to the skies.
West, who is unsurprisingly obsessed with looks and fashion, blamed Saturday Night Live and the democrats for Air Force One’s outdated appearance and tech.
“What I need Saturday Night Live to improve on is, if he don’t look good, we don’t look good,” West said. This is our president. He has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes …”
Kanye then went on to ramble about power and jobs, and how America doesn’t make anything. Air Force One currently consists two highly modified Boeing 747-200B series aircraft. Boeing is, of course, an American company, and “America’s biggest manufacturing exporter,” according to its website.
While the concept of a hydrogen plane is exciting, the technology isn’t quite there yet in terms of powering such a large aircraft as Air Force One.
A hydrogen plane, as its name suggests, runs off a fuel cell which combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce an electrical current. The cool part here is that the plane emits only water vapor as its exhaust, not that Trump gives a shit about the environment enough to invest in such a thing.
Sadly, the first hydrogen plane capable of carrying more than one rider didn’t fly until 2016, so the technology has a long way to go before anyone as important as the president of the United States takes a ride in one.
At least Trump handled West’s bad idea … dare I say, gracefully?
“We’ll get rid of Air Force One,” he joked.
Considering the environmental impact of air travel we can and should invest in cleaner options, but let’s not throw all of our faith in Apple.