Former President Trump on Monday said he is not using any campaign funding to construct a new plane.
In a phone interview, Trump took issue with an article by The Hill over the weekend that cited a fundraising email his political action committee recently sent out.
“The story was incorrect,” Trump told The Hill. “I already have a plane, the same one I used on the 2016 campaign.”
Trump said his plane is being serviced in Louisiana and should be back in the air in 90 days.
“It is owned by me and financed by me, with no debt,” Trump added, noting he had to fly on Air Force One when president for security reasons.
Pressed on why the fundraising email that mentioned his plane asked for donations, Trump responded, “I don’t know. I never saw the email [before it went out].”
Regardless, Trump stated, the story was “ridiculous. … Can you imagine me using campaign funds for a plane?”
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