Does anyone in Trump’s cabinet fly commercial? Steve Mnuchin splurged $800,000 on military jets and Elaine Chao took a government plane to Paris.
Two more Trump administration cabinet officials are facing tough questions about their use of government and private charter aircraft while on the job, just a week after the president fired Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for abusing the same privilege.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has used government planes instead of cheaper commercial airline flights seven times in the past eight months.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Chao used the government planes to fly to Paris for an annual air show and to Sardinia for a meeting of industrialized democracies. Other destinations included cities within an hour’s flight of Washington.