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Flying Trump To Midterm Rallies To Stump For Republicans Cost Taxpayers Millions

December 03, 2018 / Justin Rohrlich

President Donald Trump flew to more than 40 political rallies in the months leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections, to coax his loyal fans to come out to the polls for Republican candidates. A Quartz analysis of Trump’s travel schedule and the latest Department of Defense operating figures for Air Force One aircraft suggests the tab for the air travel alone was $17 million. The costs so far have been borne almost completely by U.S. taxpayers.