“CHEYENNE – President Donald Trump’s personal Boeing 757 airliner returned to Cheyenne on Thursday, delivering first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, on their way to Saratoga for Passover celebrations.
The jet will remain at the airport overnight and depart Friday for other business, according to Cheyenne Regional Airport Director Tim Barth. It will return next week to take the couple home.
“We’ll give them the normal service,” Barth said.
”In this case, we’ll refuel and, if they need the interior cleaned or trash removed, we’ll do that. Obviously, with a personality of this magnitude, we have employed extra security measures.”
The couple landed in Cheyenne on “Trump Force One” last year, too, allowing city leaders to take a tour of the private jet – a symbol of Trump’s 2016 campaign now used by members of his extended family.
The president, first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, are now under the care of the U.S. Air Force. President Trump and Melania Trump flew on Air Force One to his Mar-a-Lago private resort in Florida on Thursday for the holiday weekend, according to the Associated Press.
Cheyenne’s airport runway is the closest tarmac able to accommodate the 153-foot-long private jet, Trump pilot John Dunkin said during last year’s tour.
Barth didn’t know how much the overnight stay would cost, but Cheyenne Regional Airport billed the family $11,600 in 2018, prompting ethics questions about who pays for the travel and whether landing at a small airport could be considered an advertisement for Trump’s brand while he’s in office.
Indeed, the high-profile aircraft attracted dozens of onlookers Thursday; many residents took photos and video for social media.
“It’s so impressive-looking next to our tiny airport,” resident Jaimie Sanders said. “I don’t have strong political leanings, but seeing the Trump logo caught my attention immediately. It’s cool Cheyenne can accommodate it.”
Is there some reason these people can’t go to a local church instead of jetting everywhere on our tax monies!