The event: A ‘Clean Energy Roundtable’ in Asheville, North Carolina where Chelsea Clinton was schedule to speak on behalf of her mother, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Distance: 330 miles – a 5-hour journey by car.
Mode of transportation used: A private jet.
The event was set up by the Clinton campaign, for Chelsea to go speak to a group of high-profile leaders in business and public life, in order to address climate change and discuss ways to preserve the environment.
Why the fuss over private jets? Simply because it’s something Clinton’s campaign had promised not to do. Hillary Clinton had promised to run a “carbon neutral” campaign by avoiding private jets and using more environment-friendly modes of transportation.
Clinton herself also broke her “no private jets” pledge when she hopped aboard a Learjet in New Hampshire in November, just hours after receiving an endorsement from a powerful environmental group, according to Daily Mail.
When she received the group’s endorsement, she said, “We have to use every too we have to save the environment – there is no Planet B – this is it.”
A conservative research group, America Rising, then got a video of her boarding the jet from inside the civil aviation terminal in Lebanon.
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