Trump: Who’s paying for Obama’s political trips?

by Nick Gass  |  published on July 5, 2016

Donald Trump on Tuesday ratcheted up his criticism of President Barack Obama’s travel aboard Air Force One to help Hillary Clinton, ripping into the president for his campaign trip to North Carolina at taxpayers’ expense.

“Taxpayers are paying a fortune for the use of Air Force One on the campaign trail by President Obama and Crooked Hillary. A total disgrace!” Trump tweeted Tuesday, hours before Clinton and Obama are scheduled to fly from Joint Base Andrews to Charlotte, North Carolina, for their first joint appearance.
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Clinton is scheduled to address the National Education Association’s representative assembly Tuesday morning in Washington before the afternoon event.

Trump first raised the question Monday evening, tweeting, “Why is President Obama allowed to use Air Force One on the campaign trail with Crooked Hillary? She is flying with him tomorrow. Who pays?”

  • justinwachin

    Supposedly the candidate’s campaign is required to reimburse the government when Air Force 1 is used for a political junket. I’m not sure any check is ever made to see whether the reimbursement takes place or to see if the amount is an accurate reimbursement of the costs of the trip. In the past presidents have planned a non-political event as part of the visit (i.e. visiting a school or doing some non-political task) as a way to reduce the amount the campaign has to pay. The campaign gets the benefit of free or deeply discounted use of the plane.

  • Lobo VNVMC

    I don’t have any proof, but I’m willing to bet the American tax payer is footing the bill for his campaigning trips. The Democratic party should be paying for his trips to help Killery.

  • jemb

    Put some numbers$ to these trips. Bet the American public will be shocked at the amounts they’re spending while pushing our deficit even higher.

    • Retired

      Close to a million to just move the president and it goes up depending on the type of event.

  • Luke

    Americans are sick of these two arrogant liars and criminals, they should be tarred, feathered and hung in a tree..

  • Richard Bagenstose

    i said that the other day , he will spend millions flying around again stomping for the witch, then you have all the extra security , hotels and diningi am glad we are only 20 trillion in debt , and there is no limit on the credit card , that i never have to worry about paying for , .,let the suckers (middle class) pay for it

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