April 25, 2016

Hypocrite Hillary Attacks “Big Jets”

At an event in Delaware, Secretary Clinton attacked those who fly a “big jet” to campaign rallies, perhaps forgetting the millions she spends every month on private jet travel.

“I have said, ‘Come out of those towers named for yourself and actually talk and listen to people.’ You know, at some point, if you want to be president of the United States, you gottta get familiar with the United States. You gotta spend time with Americans of all sorts and backgrounds in every part of our country. Don’t just fly that big jet in and land it, go make a big speech and insult everybody you can think of and then go back, get on that big jet, and go back to you know your country club house in Florida or your penthouse in New York,” Clinton said. “I somehow don’t think that kind of puts you in touch with what’s going on. I have spent now more than a year talking and listening to people, and I can tell you there’s a lot of concern. People are having a hard time.”

Clinton attacking others for being “out of touch” is deeply ironic. Clinton owns two mansions, one in New York and one in Washington. She hasn’t driven a car since 1996. And on the issue of private jet travel, in March alone, Clinton spent more than $2 million hopscotching the country in a private jet that burns hundreds of gallons of fuel per hour.

Private jet travel is nothing new for Clinton. In 2008, she spent nearly $20 million on private jet travel for her failed presidential campaign. The Clinton Foundation spent $50 million on travel between 2003 and 2012. And on this campaign, America Rising trackers have caught multiple instances of Clinton boarding private jets:

July 27, 2015 in Iowa, following a speech on climate change:

The very next day in New Hampshire with the red carpet treatment:

And again in New Hampshire on November 12, the day after the League of Conservation Voters (ironically) endorsed Clinton: