September 23, 2016

Trump's plane subsidized by Secret Service

Alternet - A new filing by the Trump campaign for the Federal Election Committee reveals the Donald Trump campaign has received $1.6 million in taxpayer money to fly U.S. Secret Service agents on a plane owned by—you guessed it—Donald Trump.

According to Politico, the agency always reimburses presidential candidates and other officials for the cost of traveling with the candidates. The difference is although the Secret Service has reimbursed the Clinton campaign some $2.6 million, Trump owns the plane he travels on through TAG Air Inc. As Politico notes, “the government is effectively paying him.”

It was also revealed last week that the Trump campaign has spent some $8.2 million on Trump-owned businesses throughout the campaign. The candidate, who famously said he “could be the first presidential candidate to "run and make money on it” is proving that sentiment true. I

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