Pentagon Officials Are Allowing Trump To Personally ‘profit off of the military’
By Matthew Chapman
Raw Story (9/7/19)
On Saturday [9/7], Politico’s Natasha Bertrand spoke with MSNBC’s Joy Reid about her new reporting that Air Force transports made unusual stopovers at the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, as the resort gained $3 million in revenue in 2018.
“How unusual is it for a military transport to stop at a private hotel, any private hotel, rather than like Ramstein Airbase in Germany and the other official military bases where they stop?”
“Very unusual, Joy,” said Bertrand. “[Trump Turnberry] made about $11 million off of U.S. military expenditures, off of the fuel that they’re selling to the U.S. military, and that really is kind of at the heart of all of this, because the airport is really necessary in order to keep Trump’s resort afloat, because the nearest airport other than that tiny airport is about an hour and a half away in Glasgow.”
“So what we’re seeing is not only are they using the airport in order to boost both the airport itself for the Scottish government and also Trump’s resort about 30 miles away,” said Bertrand. “They’re also sending the crew that go there to refuel overnight to stay at Trump’s resort, which then puts even more money into the pocket of the president, because the military is having to pay for the per diem allowances for food and drinks and the rooms themselves.” …
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U.S. Military Forging New Contract To 2024 To Refuel Near Trump’s Turnberry Resort: Report
By Mary Papenfuss
Even as House lawmakers investigate suspicious U.S. military refueling stops close to Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf resort, a Defense Department agency is finalizing a new contract for continued stops at the airport into 2024, The Scotsman newspaper has reported.
The House Oversight Committee is investigating refueling stops at the remote Glascow Prestwick Airport just 23 miles from Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland. Military personnel stayed nights at Turnberry, spending federal funds for lodging and food that went to the president’s company, both Politico and The New York Times reported.
The fuel could have been obtained more cheaply at an American military base. …
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