President Obama offered Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton a lift on Air Force One on Tuesday on their way to their first joint campaign event. Their trip made Republican nominee Donald Trump wonder who’s footing the bill.
Why is President Obama allowed to use Air Force One on the campaign trail with Crooked Hillary? She is flying with him tomorrow. Who pays?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2016
Air Force One costs taxpayers $206,337 an hour, CBS News reminds us. Per campaign rules, Clinton’s team will be expected to help pay for the flight.
After months of remaining silent during Clinton’s battle with Bernie Sanders, President Obama finally gave Clinton an official endorsement last month.
Clinton and Obama are campaigning in North Carolina because the state is one of a few that could very well decide the next commander-in-chief. Neither party can claim it as a sure victory. Obama won the Tar Heel State in 2008 but lost four years later. Trump’s team is also aware of the stakes and is holding a rally in Raleigh on Tuesday.
Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt surmised that Clinton’s trip to North Carolina proves the Democrats are on “offense.”