Clinton mingles with press on new campaign plane
The Clinton campaign unveiled the Democratic nominee’s new plane on Monday.
Monday’s flight to Cleveland, Ohio reportedly marks the first time Hillary Clinton will be on the same plane as her press corps.
Dan Merica, a political producer at CNN Politics, tweeted that the plane is a 14-year-old Boeing 737 that used to fly for Air Berlin, Orenair and Corendon Dutch Airlines.
Liz Kruetz, of ABC news, tweeted that the plane has four cabins – one for Clinton and a few aides, one for extra staff, one for secret service and one with 40-plus seats for press.
On Twitter, people began suggesting nicknames for Clinton’s new ride, which has her campaign slogan “Stronger Together” plastered on its side.
“The Clinton campaign’s new press plane: Hill Force One? Stronger Together Express?” tweeted Merica.
The Clinton campaign’s new press plane: Hill Force One? Stronger Together Express? pic.twitter.com/csDs3DDTHx
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) September 5, 2016
According to reporters on the plane, the Democratic nominee made a visit to the press portion of the plane to say hello before takeoff.
.@HillaryClinton tells reporters: “I am so happy to have all of you with me. I’ve been just waiting for this…” pic.twitter.com/lY2ZndjyRh
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) September 5, 2016
.@HillaryClinton comes to the back of the plane to say hi before first takeoff: “I have been just waiting for this moment!”
— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) September 5, 2016
Updated 10:57 a.m.
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