- Trump is raising funds for a new “Trump Force One” jet, through emails from his PAC.
- The fundraising emails were sent after Trump’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing over the weekend.
- The appeal email said Trump planned to build a plane similar to the one he used during his presidential campaign.
Former President Donald Trump is raising money for a new ‘Trump Force One’ plane after his private jet made an emergency landing over the weekend.
The Trump Save America PAC sent out an email on Wednesday titled “Update: Trump Force One,” touting the reveal of a new Trump plane.
Trump’s PAC sent the message just hours after news broke that the former president’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans shortly after takeoff on Saturday after failure of one of its engines. According to Politico, Trump returned to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida aboard a GOP donor jet.
The fundraising email said Trump had “a very important update on his plane.” He urged potential donors to remember how Trump traveled the country in his own “Trump Force One” before becoming “the greatest president of all time”.
The fundraising email included a looping animated GIF of a plane taking off, along with the words “Do you want to see President Trump’s new plane?” The link, however, leads to a site calling for recurring monthly donations of up to $2,500 per month.
“I need to be sure you won’t share this with anyone: My team is building an ALL NEW Trump Force One,” reads the message signed by Trump.
“The construction of this plane is secret – even the fake media doesn’t know it – and I can’t wait to reveal it to everyone,” he continued.
Emails to Trump’s press office were not immediately returned.
Trump’s plane was a hot topic when he was campaigning for president in 2015. He bought the Boeing-757 jetliner in 2011 and customized it to his preferences, adding the Trump family crest to all headrests and pillows on the aircraft. Trump also outfitted the plane with a master bedroom equipped with a big-screen entertainment system and a master bathroom with gold fixtures.
Trump said last May that the plane, which sat idle in upstate New York, would receive new engines and paint for future rallies.