- Trump is fundraising for a new “Trump Force One” jet, per an email from his PAC.
- A plane Trump was traveling in was forced to make an emergency landing this weekend.
- The email said Trump planned to build a plane similar to the one he used while running for president.
Former President Donald Trump is fundraising for a new “Trump Force One” airplane a private jet he was traveling in was forced to make an emergency landing this weekend.
The Trump Save America PAC sent an email on Wednesday titled “Update: Trump Force One,” touting a reveal of a new Trump plane.
Trump’s PAC sent the message just hours after news broke that a plane Trump was traveling in was forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans shortly after takeoff on Saturday after one of its engines failed. According to the Washington Post, the plane belonged to a GOP donor. Trump hitched a ride back to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on a GOP donor’s jet, Politico reported.
The fundraising email said Trump had “a very important update on his plane.” It urged potential donors to recall how Trump used to travel the country in his own “Trump Force One” before he became “the greatest President of all time.”
The email included an animated, looped GIF of a plane taking off, along with the words “Do you want to see President Trump’s new plane?” The link, however, goes to a site asking for monthly recurring donations of up to $2,500 a month.
“I need to trust that you won’t share it with anyone: my team is building a BRAND NEW Trump Force One,” said the message signed by Trump.
“The construction of this plane has been under wraps — not even the fake news media knows about it — and I can’t wait to unveil it for everyone to see,” it continued.
Emails to Trump’s press office were not immediately returned.
Trump’s “Trump Force One” plane was a hot topic when he was campaigning for president in 2015. He bought the Boeing-757 airliner in 2011 and customized it to his preferences, adding the Trump family crest to all the plane’s headrests and pillows. Trump also fitted the plane out with a master bedroom that came complete with a big-screen entertainment system and a master bath with gold fixtures.
Trump said last May that the plane, which was sitting unused in upstate New York, was going to get new engines and a new paint job for future rallies.
Correction: A previous version of this post stated that the plane that was forced to make an emergency landing over the weekend belonged to Trump. However, the plane belonged to an unnamed GOP donor.