05 JUL 2019: For a short time in the late 1980's and early 1990's, Donald Trump owned an airline. In 1989, Trump raised US $365 million to purchase the Eastern Shuttle which provided business travellers with quick flights between New York, Boston, and Washington. What happened? Well, it was a good news, bad news situation.

The bad news: Within 18 months, the airline lost over $125 million, and by 1992, Trump decided it was time to walk away.

The good news: The airline created over 1,000 jobs, many of which were filled by Eastern Airlines employees who were out of work due to a labor strike.

But it’s interesting to hear what the employees had to say.

Watch the video.

 

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