November 29, 2019

"Cell phones, hotspots and any other devices emitting a signal were confiscated from everyone traveling on Air Force One — yes, even the president himself."

"But his staff ensured tweets would be sent from Trump’s Twitter account so Trump-watchers wouldn’t get suspicious that the normally Twitter-obsessed president wasn’t tweeting — like they did last year. And this time, 12 of the 13 journalists who traveled with Trump — representing news wires, print and broadcast outlets — were picked up on the roof of a public parking garage near Joint Base Andrews just outside Washington and not even told where they were traveling until just before they arrived in Afghanistan. Trump secretly slipped out of Mar-a-Lago earlier that evening and departed from an undisclosed airport on a flight a little after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The 13th journalist on the Afghanistan trip — a television correspondent — was aboard that flight and described it in a pool report as 'bare-bones, except for four blue leather chairs and a moderately fancy port-a-potty that had been brought in for the occasion.' Trump greeted the crew of that plane and even stayed in the cockpit for takeoff, the pool report said. The presidential aircraft that Trump had flown to Florida a day earlier remained parked at Palm Beach International Airport, allowing travelers to see the modified blue-and-white 747 aircraft known around the globe as Air Force One. That was a decoy. Secretly, a twin plane also used as Air Force One was hidden inside a cavernous hangar at Joint Base Andrews — instead of being lit up on the tarmac as usual — allowing the president to clandestinely hop on a flight without the public catching on...."

From "Behind Trump’s secret war-zone trip: A Mar-a-Lago escape, a twin Air Force One and a Twitter plan/The president gave his thanks to the troops in a visit to Afghanistan shrouded in secrecy and packed with the displays of military strength Trump loves" (Politico).

45 comments:

tcrosse said...

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Trump has a stunt double, as Hillary did.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Why are the media allowed to report this?

Carol said...

I'm glad he's not afraid of flying like I am.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I hope that they were playing this music while it was all going down.

I know that it would be playing IN MY HEAD :-)

FullMoon said...

This era will be source of movies and series for decades to come.

chuck said...

"... packed with the displays of military strength Trump loves"

Don't ever change, Politico.

Narayanan said...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EKeKiB0WsAA0krB?format=jpg&name=small
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He is in Hong Kong also

Big Mike said...

The press cares about how Trump gave them the slip; the rest of us not so much.

Danno said...

Blogger Carol said...I'm glad he's not afraid of flying like I am.

Just be glad you can still fly if you desire. The lefties are now taking aim at the airline industry. A Wall St. Journal article today is showing how they are squeezing the industry.

Achilles said...

Some how Trump is winning despite the forces he is up against.

History will remember him well.

Yancey Ward said...

Dust Bunny Queen,

I was thinking more along this line.

Darrell said...

I hope they left the Press in Afghanistan.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

So, SOP for a trip to a high-risk area? But somehow faintly sinister to the Trumpsterical.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

@ Yancey

Heck yeah! That works too.

I love it. We smile and laugh while the media is perfecting their "cat butt face"*

* That sour just ate a prune, pursed up mouth of disapproval, just smelled a stinky fart face... that your bitchy MIL or the neighborhood scold wears

traditionalguy said...

Heroic acts still win the hearts and minds of American men and women. So that Trump fellow is just being a magnificent President and putting American peace and prosperity first 24/7 as a free gift taking no pay for himself as an arrogant political trick. Ask George T. Conway,III who knows everything.

Trump thinks he can fool us.

Drago said...

Members of the US press would happily tip off certain groups in war zones to the details of Trump's travel.

Wince said...

The 13th journalist on the Afghanistan trip — a television correspondent — was aboard that flight and described it in a pool report as 'bare-bones, except for four blue leather chairs and a moderately fancy port-a-potty that had been brought in for the occasion.

A port-a-potty on a plane? I'm picturing it tied-down with frayed rope.

Were they flying Redneck Airlines?

(Gary Shandling on SNL, 1987).

Ann Althouse said...

"It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Trump has a stunt double, as Hillary did."

There was a thing a while back about the Melania stunt double."

Jason said...

The comments on DBQ's link are hilarious. :-)

Paul said...

With all the Dems wanting to impeach.. and their ravings to boot... I'd worry about a nutjob Democrat Congressperson trying to assassinate him. Or at least being a mole for someone who would try.

Yes... run silent, run deep Mr. President.

MAGA!

Big Mike said...

Members of the US press would happily tip off certain groups in war zones to the details of Trump's travel.

Amen, brother.

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madAsHell said...

stunt double, as Hillary did."

Did the stunt double win the popular vote??

madAsHell said...

Stunt double for Hillary.

That's a punch line looking for a joke!!

Comanche Voter said...

On bitchy MILs mentioned by DBQ (or maybe Maureen Dowd--I'm on a roll today).

I worked with a lady lawyer. Her husband was also a lawyer. The two of them were fine with their busy careers---long hours and such. The husband was from Virginia--the wife was a California girl. Her MIL traveled to visit them. On one such trip the MIL went in the couple's kitchen, looked at the stove and sniffed, "Doesn't look like it gets used very much."

The California girl was defenseless, hadn't learned to use the Southern retort, "You're a nasty old harridan, bless your heart."

rcocean said...

SO Politico is giving everyone the details, to make it harder for Trump to make any secret trips in the future.

Thanks - say the terrorists.

Bruce Hayden said...

This is part of why the MSM is so butt hurt about Trump sneaking off to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving: #journalism:

Apparently “journalist” Jessica Kwong tweeted “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing, and more”. Then having to delete that tweet and replace it with:

Jessica Kwong
@JessicaGKwong
· 17h
Trump headed to Afghanistan to surprise U.S. troops on Thanksgiving https://newsweek.com/trump-thanksgiving-plans-maralago-1474518… Deleting this tweet because it was written before knowing about the president’s surprise visit to Afghanistan-an honest mistake. Story has already been updated, as shown in the screenshot.

Nothing like getting trolled big time by President Trump.

Drago said...

Paul: "With all the Dems wanting to impeach.. and their ravings to boot... I'd worry about a nutjob Democrat Congressperson trying to assassinate him."

Just think about this for a second, knowing what we know about the dems, DC and the Deep State.

A dem gets close to Trump and does the deed. The Secret Service merely subdue the perpetrator.

The dem is a global lefty/LLR-lefty superstar hero.

There is zero chance the dem gets the death penalty in DC and with a 100% dem jury gets say, "life".

The media/cultural establishment ensures there are paid stories and movie rights given to the dem's family plus the Dem Family GoFundMe would pull in about $30Million.

So thats taken care of.

An obama judge sends the Dem to a white collar facility near the dem's family so that's taken care of.

And the inevitable parole occurs in about 15 years when no political penalty would be paid due to open borders delivering 30 million more 3rd world voters into the US.

Remember the female secret service agent who publicly declared she wouldnt take a bullet for Trump? There is zero chance she is the only one who felt that way.

Zero chance.

narciso said...

alexanda chalupa as much as suggested as much, in her fear toxin infused rant,

narciso said...

things to consider

https://libertyunyielding.com/2019/11/29/points-to-ponder-from-trumps-surprise-thanksgiving-visit-to-afghanistan/

eric said...

This is continuing evidence to me that Trump has gotten a handle on the leaks.

All leaks from now on will either be ancillary characters trying to be more important than they actually are, or friendly leaks.

Leland said...

Oh no! Trump secretly left the US to meet with Afghan officials to end the undeclared war there without getting LTC Vindman's approval to end it. If successful in ending the war, Trump might help his chances in the 2020 election while also threatening the job of DC warmonger bureaucrats. I predict 6 more weeks of Impeachment Inquiry!

Leland said...

This is the song in my head.

Bob Smith said...

In other Trump news

https://youtu.be/ebLaWzjQ2Xg

OnlyInCA said...

Responding to Leland at 2:17: It’s been forever since I thought about Peter Gunn! Great song; perfect fit. Thanks for the reminder.

tcrosse said...

The Hillary Clinton stunt double meme arose after her collapse on 9/11/2016 when she was tossed into the back of a van, then shortly afterward appeared on the sidewalk outside of Chelsea's apartment, all better. Two objections:
one Hillary is more than enough, and it's not as if she needed to be two places at once to make all her campaign appearances. Still, I wouldn't put it beneath her.

Howard said...

You people vacillate between the Democrat Party is All Powerful or udderly incontinent. Make up you're mines, people.

Ken B said...

Drago 11:19
Anyone who think Drago is just making a cynical joke should google Geraldo Rivera Iraq War, where he did in fact announce secret troop movements. And Rivera is not the only instance, just the one with the most florid mustache.

Ken B said...

Howard: “Make up your mines people.”
Keep digging Howard.

Howard said...

Trump stopped the leaks by purchasing Depends for Sharts

narciso said...

david sanger published at least one of the Iraq war plans, probably from Armitage or Wilkinson,

Jack Klompus said...

Howard is such a miserable twat. What a lame existence.

narciso said...

and biden gave up the name of the seal team on the bin laden raid, that led to extortion 17

Birches said...

That article was so biased it was difficult to read in some spots.

Original Mike said...

"Cell phones, hotspots and any other devices emitting a signal were confiscated from everyone traveling on Air Force One — yes, even the president himself."

If Hillary were President she would have snuck on her own phone and gotten the plane shot down.