Kanye West says he will redesign Donald Trump's Air Force One as a hydrogen 'iPlane'

Both Apple and the president have failed to take the rapper up on the idea

Kanye West reveals his iPhone passcode while proposing new model of Air Force One

Kanye West says he will work with Apple to make a hydrogen-powered "iPlane" to replace Air Force One.

Neither the president or Apple itself appears to want to take the rapper up on his plan. And the plane that West suggested he wants to use actually appears to have been a concept created by a design student years ago.

But West was clear that he hopes to design the official plane nonetheless. The proposal came during one of the most strange moments of an already bizarre meeting between the rapper and the president in the Oval Office of the White House.

Reaching for his phone – and showing the entire world his worryingly simple passcode in the process – Mr Trump showed the president a picture of what he said was a hydrogen-powered plane that should replace Air Force One.

"This right here is the iPlane 1," he said, though Apple has mostly dropped the naming scheme of the iPhone and the iPad. "This is what our president should be flying.

"If he don't look good, we don't look good," he continued. "This is our president. He has to be the freshest, the flyest" and have "the flyest planes."

He also went on to suggest that he would make it with Apple because it is an "American company", apparently in an endorsement of Donald Trump's commitment to bring manufacturing back to the US. But the current Air Force One – really just a designation that is given to any plane flying the president – is made by Boeing, an American company based in Chicago.

Apple declined to comment on the proposed partnership.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in