Skip to comments.Air Force Completely Destroys Media Narrative About Crew Favoring Trump's Scottish Hotel
Posted on 09/09/2019 9:56:18 AM PDT by rktman
Military flights making stopovers in Scotland are not unusual, and there were no rooms closer to the airport, an Air Force spokesman said Saturday in an emailed statement to The Associated Press.
As our aircrews serve on these international airlift missions, they follow strict guidelines on contracting for hotel accommodations and all expenditures of taxpayer dollars, Brig Gen Edward Thomas wrote. In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews allowable hotel rates. [...]
A local government contractor made the Scotland reservations, and indicated there was not a room closer to the airport than the Trump resort, 54 miles away, Thomas said.
That, Thomas said, was not a remarkable distance to travel to receive the government rate for the rooms.
He said the Trump resort had rooms for $136 a night, cheaper than a Marriott, which charged $161 a night. However, he said both are under the per diem rate of $166.
While we are still reviewing the trip records, we have found nothing that falls outside the guidelines associated with selecting stopover airports on travel routes and hotel accommodations for crew rest, said Thomas, the director of Air Force Public Affairs.
He said records are being reviewed, but it appears the crew stayed at a Marriott near Glasgow on its return trip to Alaska. (AP)
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I just hope most people see how ridiculous MSM has become.
Democrats are lying scum.
Excellent, the enemedia got it shoved where they most deserve it.
Well, according to an acquaintance, there are 60+ million of us that are total dumbasses and 60+ million of them that are way smarterer than us. So, I guess someone is watching the lames.
This is what is happening with every Trump family owned facility or business - guilt by innuendo.
Recent go-ahead for the Pebble Mine outfit to make a permit application for their mining operation, was reported in some journals as wrapped up in the temporary Washington D.C. lodging of an owner of an official for the Pebble Mine leasing of a D.C. condo owned by the Trumps. As if the lease and the approval for the permit app to go ahead were a tit-for-tat. In reality the lease was a hands off arrangement made by realtors, in which the Pebble Mine official did not even know the condo unit was owned by the Trumps.
GSA Per Diem rates means all lodging costs the taxpayers the same and it gives the boarder freedom to choose any that qualify.
The media has tried to “get Trump” about 7543 times. And they have failed 7543 times. But no worries — there’s always tomorrow!!
And don't worry #7544 is going to be the end of Trump.
I can feel the walls closing in already!
Emoluments! Wait...never mind...
Non-stop negative bs coverage, when they fawned over Obama for the full 8 years.
What’s maddening, is you can’t get an honest answer about anything...but I don’t think I’m alone here.
I would wager, that in any given crisis, where the public needs to know what really is going on, people turn their dial to Fox.
Hell, I couldn’t even book a room in South Bend, Indiana for $136 a night.
Its ridiculous that the MSM is going after this non-story. How about reporting on the Congressperson Omar & the use of campaign funds for her rendezvous with her lover? Oh, thats right, different standard for democrats vs anyone that might be associated with Pres Trump.
Trump is running scared, panicking. Issuing crazy orders which his staff contravenes. Members of his cabinet are quitting in droves ahead of a wave of indictments.
gibsonguy wrote: “I just hope most people see how ridiculous MSM has become.”
From the article: “A local government contractor made the Scotland reservations, and indicated there was not a room closer to the airport than the Trump resort, 54 miles away, Thomas said. That, Thomas said, was not a remarkable distance to travel to receive the government rate for the rooms.”
What is ridiculous are the travel regulations requiring the crew to travel 108 miles round trip to find a room within per diem.
Give buttplug a call. He can probably hook you up. :-)
It’s obvious Trump cunningly planned to have his hotel closer to the airbase than competitors so as to gain the Air Force’
s business by offering cheaper rates to government employees.
The media is slow. It took them years to figure out the strategy.
When did they start using private airports instead of Air Force bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath? And why did they start using private airports instead of Mildenhall or Lakenheath?
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