It's become commonplace for President-elect Donald Trump to start his morning with a tirade on Twitter. After his comments to start the day on Tuesday, the billionaire real estate mogul was fact-checked by the White House.

Trump called out

Keeping in line with recent trends, Donald Trump took to his offical Twitter account, and this time targeted Boeing for their plans to build a new Air Force One for allegedly more than $4 billion.

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"Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion," Trump tweeted, before adding, "Cancel order!" Trump's message caused Boeing's stock to drop more than $2 a share before the markets officially opened on Tuesday morning. As reported by The Hill on December 6, the White House was forced to clarify Trump's remarks.

"I think the American people would expect that future presidents would benefit from unique and upgraded capabilities while flying aboard Air Force One," John Earnest, White House Press Secretary, said while speaking to reporters.

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Donald Trump is pissed about the speech his old NYC buddy made at ... - rare.us

Earnest, speaking for President Obama, also noted that the jet won't even be completed until 2023, which would be in the final year of Trump's presidency if he was able to be re-elected.

Not stopping there, Earnest also chimed in on the alleged cost of the jet.

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Donald Trump stated that the new Air Force One would cost more than $4 billion, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Earnest noted that some of "the statistics that have been cited, shall we say, don't appear to reflect the nature of the financial agreement between Boeing and the Department of Defense." Trump's clam of the new Air Force One costing more than $4 billion appear to be untrue.

Trump Twitter trouble

After winning the election just over a month ago, Donald Trump vowed to be "very restrained" when it came to his use of social media.

Since that time, he's gone on the attack against the musical "Hamilton" and "Saturday Night Live," while making sure to continue his war of words against the media. In addition, Trump has been called out for pushing debunked conspiracy theories on Twitter, including the idea that millions of illegal immigrants voted for Hillary Clinton, which caused her to take the lead in the popular vote.

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