Terror Plane Photo-Op Cost $328,835

How much does a terrifying, pointless photo-op for Air Force One cost the U.S. taxpayer?

$328,835.
That’s according to Air Force spokeswoman Vicki Stein via Bloomberg:

That includes $300,658 for the larger plane, which flew a three-hour mission, and about $28,178 for the F-16 jets, which flew 1.8 hours each, Stein said in an e-mailed statement.

The total includes fuel used in flight, fuel used to power ground equipment used to prepare the aircraft, and ground maintenance, Stein said.

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