Oh, so now Donald Trump is giving President Obama a hard time about flying around in Air Force One? At his rallies, the Donald complains about the president using an older plane at the same time he discusses climate change:
“Watch Obama talking about the carbon footprint, and then he flies over Hawaii in an old 747 with the old engines spewing the hell out of it,” the GOP front-runner said.
“And then he gives a speech about global warming and the carbon footprint. Gets into Air Force One, which is a very old Boeing 747, with the old, really big engines, and if you’re a believer in carbon footprint, you don’t like this, right?” he continued.
“But think of it. Flies a 747 to Hawaii and back, and then he gets up and gives a speech about global warming,” Trump added. “I mean, give me a break.”
The presidential candidate tells ABC News that he just might jet-set around in his own plane rather than use Air Force One. Well, the golden boy’s plane does come with a few amenities lacking in the president’s plane such as:
“…a silk-lined master bedroom, a 57-inch television with access to 1,000 movies and even 24-karat gold seatbelt buckles. The jet additionally seats 43 passengers, though some Boeing 757s house as many as 239 people.”
And what king, I mean president, doesn’t need 24-karat gold seatbelt buckles?
Trump says that his own jet is a climate-change model, but is it, really? The European Union might charge for it, just as they do all over-polluters.
The plane is a little over 177 feet long and carts around between 200 and 300 of the user’s closest friends. Not only that, the dates listed in the pollution fine correlate with Trump opening his Aberdeenshire golf course on January 5, 2012.
Of course, Obama doesn’t get to pick and choose what plane he uses. Air Force One is old, but its new replacement jet is supposed to be “cleaner, quieter, and emit less greenhouse gas” than the current presidential plane.
Trump says that “there’s something very special about Air Force One,” making it sound like a nostalgia piece. The Air Force One is a flying Oval Office with its own communications system and state-of-the-art security. It is an efficient work space for the leader of the free world. It isn’t meant to impress Trump’s minions.
I have to wonder if visions of a gold-plated White House dance in Trump’s head while he is nestled all snug in his polluting jet setter’s bed.
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