December 31st, 2016
President-Elect Donald Trump made an announcement today outside Trump National Golf Course in Jupiter, Florida of a newly negotiated deal with Russian owned airline – Aeroflot (AFLT.ME).
President-Elect Trump took some time from his golf outing on the 16th green to make an announcement to the local press about the deal:
“Today is an amazing day, it’s very special to me and America’s relationship with a very brilliant and smart country. We saw Obama impose sanctions on Russia earlier this week in an attempt to ruin the start of any relationship our two powerful nations could build together. I have very special friends, great friends, all over the world. There is nothing the Obama administration can do in the next 20 days to disrupt my great relationships. The American people know me, and the people around the world know me and my amazing business dealings. This will be a benefit not just to America and Russia but to everyone around the world. I am very excited to announce that Aeroflot will begin regular scheduled US domestic airline service on April 2nd, 2017. They will begin their operations out of JFK to DCA and will expand to 10 other states by the end of 2017. For too long, companies like United, American, Delta, and Southwest have driven up airfares to an amount that no longer makes flying affordable to the average great American family. Aeroflot will hire American employees, pay American taxes, and fly American passengers all across this great nation at a lower cost than anyone else can do.”
Trump has since removed his tweet, but not before social media erupted over it. In this day and age nothing can deleted.