By Sally Greenberg, National Consumers League Executive Director | Published: June 5, 2017
New magicians quickly learn the importance of misdirection, which allows the illusionist’s sleight of hand to be accomplished undetected. This skill was on vivid display Monday when President Trump endorsed the airline industry’s latest effort to distract the flying public from the deplorable state of air travel in the USA.
Instead of pulling a rabbit out of a hat, the president’s plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system would magically shift billions of dollars in new fees onto passengers. All that was missing from the president’s remarks was a “ta-da!” at the end.