Trump Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Plane Trouble

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    The Facts

    • A plane carrying former president Trump was forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans on Sat night after one of its engines failed.

    • The incident occurred as Trump was returning to his Florida home after addressing a gathering of Republican National Committee (RNC) donors in New Orleans.

    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Trump is working hard on the road and continues to inspire the ranks of the Republican Party, from its top donors to its hardcore voting base, with his winning message of America-first and conservative values.

    Democratic narrative

    As soon as Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago he used the incident to perpetuate his ongoing grift, sending out a fund-raising email asking his base--working class Republican voters--to buy the "billionaire" real estate developer a new plane.

    Cynical narrative

    A former president and potential future nominee addressing big-dollar donors behind closed doors and then flying home to his palatial estate on their private jets? More proof that the rich, powerful, and dark money interests drive our national politics.

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