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Fri May 15, 2020, 05:29 PM

*Another* Private Jet Company Owned by a Trump Donor Got a Bailout -- This One for $20 Million

https://www.propublica.org/article/another-private-jet-company-owned-by-a-trump-donor-got-a-bailout-this-one-for-20-million


A Jet Linx aircraft on Sept. 25, 2019, in Teterboro, New Jersey. The private jet company, whose owner was an early Trump donor, received $20 million in taxpayer aid. (Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

The two private jet companies are among the first 96 airline companies disclosed as recipients of taxpayer funds under the CARES Act.

by Jake Pearson May 15, 5:02 p.m. EDT

An Omaha, Nebraska-based private jet company whose principal owner donated generously to Donald Trump and Republicans ahead of the 2016 election received $20 million in taxpayer aid from the federal bailout package passed in March.

Jet Linx Aviation, which caters to well-to-do CEOs and executives, was the second private plane company founded or owned by Trump donors to receive federal funds designated for the airline industry under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. CNBC reported on Thursday that Clay Lacy Aviation, a Van Nuys, California-based private jet company whose founder has given nearly $50,000 to the Republican National Committee and Trump, got $27 million in federal funds.

Jet Linx Management Company Vice Chairman John Denny Carreker and his wife, Connie, gave $68,100 to Trumpís campaign, the Republican National Committee and the Trump Victory Committee between October 2015 and November 2016, Federal Election Commission filings show. Connie Carreker gave an additional $1,000 to the Trump campaign in November 2018, according to the FEC.

Most of the CARES Act money for the airline industry has gone to commercial or regional carriers. American, Delta, United and Southwest collectively were allotted almost $19.5 billion, more than three-quarters of the total reserved for the passenger airline industry.

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Reply *Another* Private Jet Company Owned by a Trump Donor Got a Bailout -- This One for $20 Million (Original post)
Dennis Donovan May 15 OP
riversedge May 15 #1
jimfields33 May 15 #2
Frustratedlady May 15 #3
qazplm135 May 15 #4
smirkymonkey May 15 #5

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:30 PM

1. SNAP kids and families could use that money. Life is not fair. damn

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:33 PM

2. Whoever wrote this bill and voted for it needs to really feel ridiculous

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:34 PM

3. This has got to be one way the Trump family makes money. Talk about quid pro quo.

Trump does them a favor and they contribute to his campaign fund. I don't think the FEC ever did figure out how much money Trump and his friends took out of the campaign. It is rather obvious they have to be doing so if his campaign manager had all those vehicles and luxuries. Did they ever get the money back from one of Ivanka's friends who supposedly planned the inaugural ball?

You know damned well that if there is money piling up, they will all grab some.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:36 PM

4. he was probably starting to get holes in his seats

too bad Trump didn't see the video on cat juggling, he'd have sent the money there instead.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 05:41 PM

5. This is bullshit!

There has got to be some kind way to stop this blatant theft of taxpayer money by the kleptocrats. I can't believe they are getting away with this.

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