Air Force leaders order probe of Trump resort stays

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The Air Force did not immediately respond to questions about that September stay, but Air Force Brig. Gen. Ed Thomas, the chief spokesman, told POLITICO in a statement that “initial reviews indicate that aircrew transiting through Scotland adhered to all guidance and procedures."

He acknowledged, however, that U.S. service members “lodging at higher-end accommodations, even if within government rates, might be allowable but not advisable. Therefore, we are reviewing all associated guidance."
He added: “Even when USAF aircrews follow all directives and guidance, we must still be considerate of perceptions of not being good stewards of taxpayer funds that might be created through the appearance of aircrew staying at such locations."

In a separate interview on Sunday, the deputy commander of the Air Mobility Command, which oversees all Air Force transportation worldwide, said the review is intended to make sure that personnel are following all the rules but also whether staying at the commander-in-chief's property is appropriate.
Air Force leaders order probe of Trump resort stays

here's the thing. This guy is a Airforce Brig Gen. He doesn't need to conduct a review of the guidelines to know it's not appropriate for military personnel to stay at the CIC's property . He knows it's not. And it's notable that he's put his name to a public statement about it. Ask anyone that's ever served in the US military . Doing something like that when it concerns the president is big fucking deal .
 

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There are several bases nearby that the Airforce could land and refuel at for far cheaper, and without the conflict of interest. You really have to jump through hoops to justify something this stupid.

Anyways, I thought righties would be against corporate welfare... I don't know what else you could call it.
 
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There are several bases nearby that the Airforce could land and refuel at for far cheaper, and without the conflict of interest. You really have to jump through hoops to justify something this stupid.

Anyways, I thought righties would be against corporate welfare... I don't know what else you could call it.
I also thought they were fiscally responsible?

On top of the conflict of interest, it costs more to refuel at a commercial airport
 
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According to Air Force statistics between 2015 and 2019, Air Mobility Command aircraft stopped at Prestwick a total of 936 times, and 659 of those stops involved overnight stays. The statistics do not say which hotel was used during those overnight stops, but the number of overnight stays in the area has increased since Trump took office.
The number of overnight stops at Prestwick has steadily increased. There were 40 in 2015, 75 in 2016, 116 in 2017, 208 in 2018 and 220 through August 2019.
The Air Force says the reason for the airfield's increased usage derived from a flight directive issued to mobility crews in June 2017 which it said was "designed to increase efficiencies by standardizing routing locations, with Prestwick being among the top five locations recommended for reasons such as more favorable weather than nearby Shannon Airport, and less aircraft parking congestion than locations on the European continent."



Air Force orders review of all international layover stays following bookings at Trump Scotland resort - CNNPolitics

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According to Air Force statistics between 2015 and 2019, Air Mobility Command aircraft stopped at Prestwick a total of 936 times, and 659 of those stops involved overnight stays. The statistics do not say which hotel was used during those overnight stops, but the number of overnight stays in the area has increased since Trump took office.
The number of overnight stops at Prestwick has steadily increased. There were 40 in 2015, 75 in 2016, 116 in 2017, 208 in 2018 and 220 through August 2019.
The Air Force says the reason for the airfield's increased usage derived from a flight directive issued to mobility crews in June 2017 which it said was "designed to increase efficiencies by standardizing routing locations, with Prestwick being among the top five locations recommended for reasons such as more favorable weather than nearby Shannon Airport, and less aircraft parking congestion than locations on the European continent."



Air Force orders review of all international layover stays following bookings at Trump Scotland resort - CNNPolitics

#fakenews
That..... did not help

From 40 in 2015 to 220 as of AUGUST in 2019

That also doesn’t address staying at Trump’s fancy hotel. Why on earth would they do that? Optics alone are terrible
 
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......that did not help

From 40 in 2015 to 220 as of AUGUST in 2019

That also doesn’t address staying at Trump’s fancy hotel. Why on earth would they do that? Optics alone are terrible

Right and the usaf explains it if you look at my link. Both items. But you didnt.

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