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After former President Donald Trump spoke with Republican donors in New Orleans, his flight had to turnaround after taking off.

Politico reports that the former President's plane was in the air for between 20 and 30 minutes before an engine failed while in the air. At that point, the pilot decided to make an "emergency landing" back in New Orleans. But Politico added that a source with knowledge of the situation disputed the term "emergency".

According to the report, once the President's private plane was back on the ground, the Republican National Committee reached out to donors to secure a plane the former President could use. They were eventually able to find one, and Trump was back in Florida around 3am on Sunday.

So why was Trump in New Orleans in the first place? Politico filled in that part as well:

"...90-minute speech before donors Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans, where he spoke on a range of topics. According to a recording of the speech, he jokingly suggested the U.S. “bomb the shit out of Russia” with planes bearing the Chinese flag; called one of his nemeses in Congress, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, a “watermelon head;" and called another critic, attorney George Conway, a “son of a bitch.”

Even though this situation took place over the weekend, the details of the engine failure didn't come to light until Wednesday. Once news got out, publications scrambled to find details. Everything from what time the flight left, to who owned the airplane. But through all the reporting, there have been multiple disputes over the finer details of the story.

Louisiana Vampire Author Anne Rice's New Orleans Mansion is For Sale

Before famed Louisiana author Anne Rice died in December of 2021, she brought us an incredible wealth of literature. Starting in 1976 with her first published book Interview with the Vampire, Rice captured the imagination of fans around the world. In total she penned 36 novels, including four under the nom de plume A.N. Roquelaure, two more under a different pen name (Anne Rampling), one with her son, Christopher Rice, and one non-fiction book. Her success brought her enough money to purchase this historic (and reportedly haunted) mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Now, this magnificent piece of literary history is up for sale - and it's even been reduced. The price has been slashed by $600,000, and now sits just below the $4 million mark.

If you like what you see, and you'd like to live like the Louisiana Vampire Queen Anne Rice did - just visit the realtor's page and put in an offer!

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