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Fri May 24, 2019, 09:39 PM

Inside Trump's Air Force One: 'It's like being held captive'

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/politics/donald-trump-air-force-one-travel-foreign-trips/index.html

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's departure for Tokyo on Friday kicks off a summer of global jet-setting that takes him to five separate countries -- and confines him to the presidential aircraft for more than 80 hours flying overseas.

Not always an eager traveler, Trump has complained in the past about the pace of his foreign travel or the accommodations arranged for him abroad. It's his aides, however, who sometimes dread boarding Air Force One for a lengthy flight overseas, knowing full well the boss will make little use of the bed wedged into the nose of the plane.

"It's like being held captive," one official said of traveling with the President on Air Force One.

Current and former officials have described White House trips as grueling endeavors accompanied by long hours, but several privately said the flights overseas are easily the worst. The duration can stretch nearly 20 hours. Sleeping space is limited. The televisions are streaming Fox News constantly. And if the headlines flashing across the bottom of the screen are unfavorable to their boss, aides know it's time to buckle up for a turbulent ride.

The President boards Air Force One Friday for the 14-hour flight to Tokyo, and his staff is gearing up for a particularly hellish ride. An event the previous day was supposed to focus on relief for farmers who have been hurt by tariffs, but it quickly devolved into a venting session for Trump, who called the Democratic House speaker "crazy" and said Democrats were trying to inflict a "thousand stabs" on him.

"Keep stabbing," he said in the Roosevelt Room, while surrounded by farmers in cowboy hats.
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(not to self - thank HEAVENS I'm not involved in the immediate shitshow that is *this* admin.)

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Reply Inside Trump's Air Force One: 'It's like being held captive' (Original post)
Dennis Donovan May 2019 OP
pangaia May 2019 #1
SamKnause May 2019 #2
dixiegrrrrl May 2019 #12
Skittles May 2019 #3
The Genealogist May 2019 #4
UTUSN May 2019 #5
Initech May 2019 #6
SoCalDem May 2019 #7
Poiuyt May 2019 #8
Haggis for Breakfast May 2019 #11
ooky May 2019 #13
Blue Owl May 2019 #9
bitterross May 2019 #10
Liberal In Texas May 2019 #15
Liberal In Texas May 2019 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2019 #16
yortsed snacilbuper May 2019 #17

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:46 PM

1. I'm going to Kyoto by way of Narita Sunday am .

No way would I go to Tokyo with that douch bag there.

I warned my friends in Tokyo to stay inside under the bed.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:49 PM

2. Good.

I hope they are all miserable.

I wish they were never allowed off the plane.

They deserve all the misery.

They earned it for supporting this unqualified evil man.

If this nightmare ever ends I hope none of these people can get a job.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #2)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:59 PM

12. Maybe they know they won't get a job


so they have to ride it out.

I can't think of any other reason except masochism for putting up with his emotional masturbating.
someone needs to slip him a sleeping pill.
or 3

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:49 PM

3. since you voluntarily work for the fascist bastard

no, that's NOT what it is like

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:55 PM

4. Ah, the price of sycophancy

Does Dainty Digits give you a sad, with his mood swings that make a category 5 hurricane look like a gentle zephyr? Does his incessant screeching and narcissistic personality disorder drain you? Hard to tear that phone away from him to keep him from making a complete fool out of himself yet again? Well, tough noogies, buttercup. You lie down with dogs, you're gonna get fleas. Thoughts and prayers!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 09:58 PM

5. Bwah-HAH for *GOOD*!1 They made their beds, so no-beds is fine for them!1

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:00 PM

6. It's like everything he touches turns to shit.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:01 PM

7. Hamberder sushi anyone?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:02 PM

8. The televisions are streaming Fox News constantly.

I would jump out of the plane. Hopefully, there'd be a parachute available for me.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #8)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:19 PM

11. After 14 hours of flying with him,

I'd forgo the parachute just to get out !

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #8)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:11 PM

13. It sounds like an episode out of "The Twilight Zone"

where a group of adults are being terrorized by an evil young child.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:04 PM

9. But he's so calm...

So very, very calm...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:18 PM

10. The Greatest Patriotic Duty an AF1 Pilot Could Do

 

Would be to ditch Air Force One in the middle of the Atlantic. I don't think they'd ever let Pence and Trump be on the same plane at the same time. But if they ever did; flying that plane into the ground would be an act of patriotism and heroism.

Note: There is nothing in this post that is a TOS violation. You're going to have a hard time classifying this in the list of possible violations.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #10)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:21 PM

15. That's our plane not Trumps. It costs a bajilloon bucks.

And you would be killing the crew and the reporters on board. This is not a well thought out idea. And it advocates assassination.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:19 PM

14. GET OFF MY PLANE!

Too bad Harrison Ford wasn't on AF1



Because it's our plane, not the Siberian Candidates.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:41 PM

16. I take it resigning from the job somehow is not an option.

Did they sign an indentured servitude agreement?

I have long told people that if a job makes them miserable, they should quit. I often get looked at as if I'm speaking Martian. But I'm not. If you don't like your job, if it makes you miserable, quit. And don't counter with some bullshit about never getting another job. You can always take some kind of a temp job, or work retail, or something. Really. A job that makes you that unhappy simply isn't worth it.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:05 AM

17. They should give him a blanket party!

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