On the news, they were of two minds. One was that it was about time he visits the troops. The other was that he outright lied to those troops as he often does to others. The cost of the trip was not mentioned. What was mentioned was his using the trip to campaign which is against the rules.
Now wait just a doggone minute here! Donald Trump willfully, irresponsibly, and recklessly shuts down the government, affecting close to one million federal workers, emasculating the food stamp program, demands that the case against him for emoluments violations cannot proceed, as his lawyers are not allowed to work during the shutdown, but he can take Air Force One and make an unplanned trip to Iraq for no better reason than a photo op???
Would you all like to know that it costs between $180,000 and $200,000 per flight hour to operate Air Force One? PER. FLIGHT. HOUR. The trip to Iraq would have taken somewhere between 13- 15 hours. Do the math. No wait, I’ll even do it for you. Round trip, the cost of Air Force One alone for this photo op on which Trump also took his ‘wife’, was between $4,680,000 and $6,000,000. Let me repeat … it…
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