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F-16 fighter jet escorts private aircraft out of area during Trump speech

Trump stopped to admire sound of jet
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Posted at 2:27 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 18:26:21-04

BULLHEAD CITY, ARIZ. (AP) — President Donald Trump paused a campaign speech in the battleground state of Arizona to admire a fighter jet flying by.

Trump said Wednesday as the jet roared by his rally in Bullhead City: “I love that sound.”

Trump, who identified the jet as an F-35, went back to his remarks briefly before the pilot offered a nifty maneuver that caught both Trump’s and the crowd’s eye again.

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North American Aerospace Defense Command says the jet was an F-16 that released a flare to get the attention of a nonresponsive private aircraft that was flying in the restricted airspace near the president’s event. The organization says the private aircraft was escorted out of the area by the F-16 “without further incident.”

After the flare from the jet, the president once again offered his appreciation and segued into a dig on Democrats.

He says, “You know how hard it is to get Democrats to pay for that?”