Instead of flying in a practical plane, GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump insists on flying aboard his luxury 757 and the taxpayers are allegedly picking up on the presidential nominee's travel costs, spending millions and dollars on just his travel using his plane, according to The Huffington Post.
It is said that Trump owns both the company which operates the jetliner, and at the same time the one that owns the aircraft. And because of thi instance, some part of taxpayer's money is believed to end up in the presidential nominee's own bank account, seemingly making the US citizens pay for his luxury flight.
Previous reports show how the presidential nominee and businessman bragged about his luxury 757 jet which has a full bedroom, shower, and a 24-karat gold-plated bathroom fixtures, which makes smaller room for seats. This means that Trump's Secret Service Agents will make up more than half of the plane's manifests, making the tax paying citizens are legally required to cover up to nealry 80 percent of the flight's costs.
Going back to the first three months of the current year, the presidential nominee asked for Secret Service protection and the agency's payment to his campaign accounted for 48 percent of the $1.7 million that it paid Trump's company which operates the 757, Tag Air Inc.
As per the Federal Election Commission filings reviewed by The Huffington Post, the agency paid up to 78 percent of the $1.3 million that it paid to Tag Air Inc. since Donald Trump became the GOP nominee and as his security detail expanded from June to August of the current year.
According to Bob Biersack of the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, the payments do not appear to be illegal and that using taxpayer's money for his luxury flight may not just be the first time the presidential nominee used the government funds for his own luxury and comfort.
"This is a public perception thing. At some point, people will begin to say, 'Wait a minute: this is ridiculous," he added.
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