this is bizarre: from the BBC, Trump supersizes America’s most famous aeroplane
the most we get from the BBC is
Since that time, Air Force officials and Boeing executives have tried to make it seem as though they're acting in a frugal manner. The air force recently bought two Boeing 747-8s at a bargain price. That's what they say - they haven't revealed the cost, though, so it's hard to know.
this is definitely biased reporting, painting the story in the worst possible light.
The BBC knows (or should know, it's been widely reported) that the planes involved were from an order cancelled by an airline, but there's no mention of that in the BBC article