President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, were traveling from Washington, D.C. to New York Thursday afternoon aboard a Trump-owned helicopter, when one of the engines suddenly failed, forcing the helicopter to return to D.C., CNN reported Monday morning.
Two law enforcement sources reportedly related the information to CNN, who said the two-engine helicopter safely made it back to the Ronald Reagan National Airport, and the couple took a commercial flight to New York instead.
Twitter has lit up with snarky remarks from the left, some not suitable for printing, and many ignoring the fact that it was a Trump-owned helicopter and not a government-owned helicopter.
CNN reported: The aircraft was a Sikorsky helicopter owned by the Trump Organization, according to information recorded by the aviation website LiveATC.net.
Before the engine failure, the plan was for the chopper to take the couple and a member of their security detail to a Manhattan helipad, one of the sources said. A spokesman for the couple had no comment on the incident.
Related questions: Do people actually travel from DC to NYC in a helicopter? And how much is it costing taxpayers to travel by helicopter along a corridor that has multiple trains and planes every hour of the day? https://t.co/h1fgtNbb8n
— Matt Viser (@mviser) March 19, 2018
Helicopter from DC to NYC? Maybe they should spend their waning time in the White House pushing for Amtrak funding. You don’t need a security clearance for that. https://t.co/jGWX3hxH8C
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) March 19, 2018
Jared and Ivanka’s helicopter to #NYC had engine failure forcing them to go back to DC. I was on a plane with 60 kids that had to make an emergency landing. Buck up. Maybe this was god’s way of telling you what I’ve already been saying. #NYC doesn’t want you anymore.
— Ilissa Jackson (@ILissaJackson) March 19, 2018
Ivanka and Jared are following in Zinkes extravagant use of helicopters…commercial flights are so middle class
— AltFireAviationNPS (@AltFireAviation) March 19, 2018
— Mass Disturbance (@MassD) March 19, 2018
My family is struggling to pay our medical bills but Ivanka and Jared can take helicopter rides on my tax money. I can’t believe this is what our country has come to. Go bankrupt paying medical bills as long as trump can golf and his kids get helicopter rides. #LockThemUp #resist
— Christa Hefley (@christa_hefley) March 19, 2018
One Twitter user called out the way CNN featured the story in their headlines:
— LadyL (@LadyLecondoliak) March 19, 2018