Secret Service paid Trump's airline $1.6 million
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The U.S. Secret Service has paid the Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE campaign about $1.6 million to cover the cost of flying its agents with the GOP presidential nominee, Politico reports

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It is customary for Secret Service to reimburse campaigns for the cost of traveling with presidential candidates. It has reimbursed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics Club for Growth goes after Cheney in ad, compares her to Clinton Sanders to campaign for Turner in Ohio MORE's campaign $2.6 million so far in this presidential cycle.

But because one of Trump's companies, TAG Air Inc., owns the plane he travels on, the government is effectively paying him. 

The Clinton campaign has largely relied on chartered planes from an outside private company.

A Politico analysis found that through the end of August, Trump's campaign has spent at least $8.2 million at Trump's businesses, including payments for renting event venues and office space.