New refrigerators on Air Force One will cost taxpayers $24M

Two outdated refrigerators on Air Force One will cost taxpayers an eye-watering $24 million to replace.

The refrigerators, which date back to 1990, have been faltering despite regular maintenance, an Air Force spokesperson said.

“The units are unable to effectively support mission requirements for food storage,” Ann Stefanek told Defense One.

Experts insist this isn’t a case of egregious price gouging, and the “cold chiller units” won’t resemble the typical kitchen appliance, since they’re required to store 3,000 meals.

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One for travel to Philadelphia from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump waves to onlookers as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists on board of Air Force One on a trip to Palm Beach, Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One upon his departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One to depart Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, U.S. March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he steps from Air Force One with his son Barron (C) and wife Melania upon their arrival in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he boards Air Force One upon departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump returns a salute as he steps from Marine One to board Air Force One as he departs Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for travel to Atlanta from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S, April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S., before traveling to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S. May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump returns from a weekend at his New Jersey golf estate home via Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media on board of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S., before departure to Lynchburg, Virginia, May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump steps from Air Force One in Groton, Connecticut U.S., May 17 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd R) and his wife Melania arrive to board Air Force One for his first international trip as president, including stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Brussels and at the G7 summit in Sicily, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One to depart for Israel from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave before boarding Air Force One at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Sigonella Air Force Base at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S., before traveling to Bedminister, New Jersey for the weekend, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump walk toward Air Force One as they depart Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron board Air force One to depart Washington at Joint Base Andrews Maryland, U.S., to spend a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air force One at Morristown municipal airport, New Jersey, U.S., en route back to Washington after a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, July 3, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for their trip to Germany, at Warsaw Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Orly airport near Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald steps from Air Force One upon his arrival in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. to spend the weekend in Bedminster July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and first lady Melania Trump arrive to board Air Force One for travel to Ohio from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, New York, U.S. July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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The $23.6m million Boeing contract includes everything from the custom design to installation and testing.

The two new cooling systems should be installed before Oct. 30, 2019, with work taking place in Oklahoma City, San Antonio, and several other locations, according to the contract.

Former President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Eric Shultz greeted the news with a tweet that read “we would have been impeached.”

Obama halted the order for a new fleet of presidential helicopters because they ended up costing at least $11 billion, CNN reported.

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