Report: Bernie Sanders Demanded Private Jet Use During 2016 Clinton Campaign
Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly requested the use of a “carbon-spewing private jet” when he was a surrogate for the Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential election, according to a Politico report.
Despite his constant criticisms of billionaires, fossil fuels and private jets, Sanders requested a private jet “every time” he traveled on behalf of the Clinton campaign, according to former Clinton staffers who say his extravagant travel cost them at least $100,000
According to the report, in which six former Clinton staffers spoke to the publication, Sanders’ “preferred mode of travel quickly emerged as a point of tension.”
“We would try to fight it as much as possible because of cost and availability of planes, but they would request [a jet] every time. We would always try to push for commercial. … At the campaign, you’re constantly trying to save like 25 cents,” one anonymous Clinton campaign source said.
Former Clinton campaign director of rapid response Zac Petkanas called Sanders, “his Royal Majesty King Bernie Sanders.”
“I’m not shocked that while thousands of volunteers braved the heat and cold to knock on doors until their fingers bled in a desperate effort to stop Donald Trump, his Royal Majesty King Bernie Sanders would only deign to leave his plush D.C. office or his brand new second home on the lake if he was flown around on a cushy private jet like a billionaire master of the universe,” said Petkanas.
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