Alarm Raised Over Air Force One Looting 

Daily Report March 30,2024

Air Force One, the official plane of the President of The United States, is supposed to be the most secure aircraft in the world. Latest reports, however, suggest that the claim may have been slightly exaggerated.

According to reports on Breitbart News, the White House press corps covering President Joe Biden’s administration has made stealing on Air Force One a habit. Reporters on the plane reportedly stole items such as wine glasses, tumblers, gold-rimmed plates, and embroidered pillowcases.

According to Politico’s Playbook, the stealing became so rampant that under Biden’s tenure, NBC correspondent Kelly O’Donnell —the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association— had to email journalists, reminding them that stealing aboard Air Force One is not allowed.

O’Donnell’s warning came after a series of trips in February during which multiple items were stolen from the plane. After the trip, the crew serving passengers aboard the plane inventoried items and notified the White House Travel Office on Feb. 5 that several were missing from the press cabin.

Witnesses told Playbook that an email was immediately sent to members of the press who were on the trip asking them to return what they had stolen.

“It was like, ‘Hey, if you inadvertently wound up taking something off the plane by mistake, we can help facilitate a quiet return,’” Politico wrote.

An individual who received the message discreetly returned an embroidered pillowcase they had taken from the plane.

“The rampant thievery makes sense when you remember that Washington is a town populated by a lot of ambitious, status-seeking dorks. Many people who fly with the president on Air Force One really want you to know they’ve flown on Air Force One,” Playbook wrote in the reports. “For years, scores of journalists — and others — have quietly stuffed everything from engraved whiskey tumblers to wine glasses to pretty much anything with the Air Force One insignia on it into their bag before stepping off the plane.”

One White House correspondent told Playbook that they were encouraged to steal things from the plane on their first trip with the president.

“On my first flight, the person next to me was like, ‘You should take that glass,’” the White House reporter told Playbook. “They were like: ‘Everyone does it.’”

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