What a nasty taste that leaves in the mouth.
Its a news story that looks as if its getting ‘buried’.
He likes to throw a suprise punch, his Boxing Day jaunt to Iraq proving the emptiness of his wasteful needless pointless bullshit so-called Presidency.
A huge and expensive VC-25 taken across the globe for three hours in Iraq, not meeting one single person of that country, blowing the security of Navy Seals and doing little more than offer an op for selfies, MAGA hats and wear an embarrassing bomber jacket. This really would have been an ideal situation for body doubles, or for a photoshop job as per the recent creepy White House Christmas pic; about as genuine as a bag of liquorice novelties. The military should have had presence of mind to not fawn to this overly expensive stunt.
The whole jaunt smacks of Ivanka and Jared, a kick in the teeth to ordinary folk (witness the Gov shutdown) … and a chance to take some of the Presidential ‘kit’ out on a jaunt before they lose claim to the use of any of it. Public service, honest endeavour, moving forward are the last thing on their minds.
Meanwhile this complete SECRET MISSION was visible to any plane enthusiast in the world as they tracked the VC-25 of which the only two in existence are scheduled as Air Force One (ie a Military version adapted from a 747) …. people in the UK were able to track and photograph it as it flew overhead.
trump would particularly delight in the irony of the needless expenditure of so much resources and aviation fuel ie defying the problem of climate change for a nothing event.
My view personally is that ordinary people are going to have to pull their horns in and see the end of low cost access anywhere air travel. We are all going to have to see a carbon based lifestyle much reduced no matter how much we kick against the traces.