- Jul 2011
- becoming more and more
Air Force leaders order probe of Trump resort staysThe 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.
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 .