As CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt used to fly to some destinations with a second, empty corporate jet in case his primary one had mechanical problems, the Wall Street Journal reports. "The two jets sometimes parked far apart so they wouldn't attract attention, and flight crews were told not to openly discuss the empty plane," the newspaper says.
The Journal doesn't get into it, but that news certainly provides some ironical and entertaining context for Mr. Immelt's tweet criticizing President Trump for his announced decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, and for Mr. Immelt's "leadership" at an event at which President Obama was honored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation with its "Profile in Courage Award" in part for his actions to combat climate change.
I mean, I generally give people a pass on the hypocrisy charge if they are pontificating about global warming while traveling around on a private jet. But to do so while traveling around in a private jet that is being trailed by a second, empty private jet as a backup for redundancy seems perhaps to be pushing it.