On 6/16/2015 Donald Trump announced that he will be running for President in 2016. The 69-year-old Billionaire has been no stranger to the world of politics. He has often voiced his opinion on everything from abortion and gun control to calling President Obama’s citizenship into question. At one point even offering to donate $5 Million to the charity of his choice if Obama would produce his birth certificate.
Although he has frequently expressed a desire to run for Governor and President as far back as 1988, this is the first time he has officially announced himself for candidacy.
The Republican from New York can certainly afford to fund his own campaign and claims he will not be paying for it with donations. “I don’t need anybody’s money. It’s nice, I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m rich.” The question remains, which of his private jets will he use on the campaign trail?
Donald Trump owns a 1997 Citation X super mid-size jet and a 1991 Boeing 757-200 luxury airliner:
(Watch the video below to see inside Mr. Trump’s 757)
The Citation X is the fastest business jet on the market however it only seats 8 passengers. It can also land at shorter runways than the larger Boeing, but the 757 has much more seating. Assuming Mr. Trump will travel with an entourage of campaign advisers, assistants and workers he will probably be using the 757.
According to Flightaware.com the Boeing private jet owned by Donald Trump departed for Des Moines, Iowa just several hours after his announcement. He also plans on taking trips to New Hampshire and South Carolina later in the week kicking off his campaigning early.
Trump is no stranger to self-promotion, as is evident by the paint job on his 757, so campaigning for President should come as 2nd nature to the real estate tycoon. If he does succeed in winning the upcoming election, Air Force 1 may be getting a Trump paint job. So does the Donald have what it takes to win an election in 2016? Only time will tell, but one thing is for certain, he has the means to create a memorable if not effective campaign.