Trump spends more money on jet fuel than staff so he can sleep at home
If Donald Trump had hired staff instead of burning up fuel, maybe he’d have been able to work the delegate math as well as Ted Cruz.
When choosing between buying fuel for his luxury jetliner or a larger campaign staff, Trump has opted for jet fuel.
From the start of his presidential campaign through the end of February, Trump’s spending on private air travel, primarily his kerosene-guzzling Boeing 757, totaled $3.4 million—about a third more than he spent on payroll and political consultants, according to a National Journal analysis of Federal Election Commission filings.
The upshot? Trump and a handful of aides swoop to his rallies in style aboard an airplane large enough to carry 200 passengers, but GOP meetings at the county and congressional-district level around the country have gone unstaffed by the Trump campaign, allowing scores of delegates loyal to Sen. Ted Cruz to win slots to the summer nominating convention.