Hillary Clinton New Campaign Jet: How Much Is It?
On Monday, Hillary Clinton flew on a campaign plane decked with press corps accommodations for the first time.Advertisement
The news came amid criticism that she is avoiding the media every day.
“I am so happy to have all of you with me,” the Democratic nominee told reporters on the plane. The former First Lady hasn’t organized a full-blown press conference in 275 days.
“I have been just waiting for this moment. No, really. And I’ll come back to talk to you,” she said.
It was earlier reported in March 2016 that the Democratic presidential frontrunner’s campaign had provided more than $2 million for jets, according to Free Beacon.
A review was made through Federal Election Commission documents, which discovered that the former First Lady’s campaign Hillary for America made a total of 48 payments from June 2015 to January 2016. These payments were made to Executive Fliteways, a New York-based private jet company, with a tab of $2,128,293.
According to a Daily Mail report on April 2016, Clinton rented one of the private jets from multimillionaire playboy Dan Bilzerian.
Bilzerian is known by his nickname the “King of Instagram,” as well as his parties with beauty queens and porn stars. It was reported that when Bilzerian was not using the plane, he rented it to Clinton’s campaign. The jet is used to get reporters from one place to another as they follow the former Secretary of State across the U.S.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump also flies on private planes, while his press corps are on a separate one.