Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. were photographed at the same airport gate, setting tongues in Washington wagging about the ongoing ‘Russiagate’ investigation, flying in coach class, and the notorious Gate 35X.
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The photo, published by Politico on Friday, shows Mueller and Trump Jr. at Gate 35X of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The special prosecutor is seated on the left of the photo, reading a newspaper. Behind him, to the right, the president’s son is talking on his cell phone.
The two men are seemingly unaware of each other. That has not stopped the #Resistance from fantasizing about the “meeting.”
The only way this photo could be better is if Don Jr. glanced over and Mueller’s newspaper just had the word “SOON” pic.twitter.com/eLt5aDvIUE
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) July 27, 2018
Con-Air sequel. Plot: Mueller escorts @DonaldJTrumpJr to prison for meeting with Russians and selling out our country. Don Jr. tries to put on a camo hat to escape. It doesn’t work. He goes to jail. 🙌🏻 wait. This is real life. 🤦🏼♂️ #MuellerIsCominghttps://t.co/9pPg1Z7zXW
— Billy Kovacs (@kovacs4congress) July 27, 2018
Photo: Donald Trump Jr. and Robert Mueller waiting for their flights at the airport this morning. Mueller is just chilling. Don Jr. looks terrified. pic.twitter.com/8GmP4vQ9sg
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 27, 2018
A NBC reporter wondered why President Trump’s son would be flying commercial. Donald Jr. and his brother Eric have run the Trump Organization since their father was sworn into office in January 2017. Trump has famously used his full-size private jet on the campaign trail, so why was his son flying coach, and to where?
A Politico reporter answered the second question at least, confirming that the flight was headed to Westchester County Airport in New York.
For the clowns saying that it was not Donald Trump Jr., here he is on the flight from dca to hpn (westchester county) w secret service agent. pic.twitter.com/GGZciqrrTG
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 27, 2018
The one thing DC pundits, Trump supporters and #Resistance types could agree on is that the Gate 35X in DCA’s Terminal C was “one of the worst airport gates ever, anywhere, of all time,” as Jessica Sidman of The Washingtonian put it.
The gate is actually a conduit to a bus terminal, where passengers board shuttles to the small airplanes parked on the tarmac. Around 6,000 people pass through it every day.
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