The MAGA social scene is a movable feast, but its dark heart resides within the Old Post Office Building, where the Trump Organization operates under a mercenary charter: America isn’t just open for business—it’s also for sale.
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PROPUBLICA & WNYC
She is the first foreign government leader known to have booked a room at the property in more than a year.
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Republican nominee Donald Trump celebrated the under-budget and ahead-of-schedule opening of his D.C. hotel.
THE DAILY BEAST
In one case, a contractor was paid after getting a phone call from “Trump.”
Amazon Web Services was among the sponsors of a recent conference at the hotel, raising concerns about conflicts of interest.
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER
The Trump Hotel D.C. was expected to join the crown jewels of DC’s travel scene. It’s also become a magnet for protestors, a West Wing Annex, and—possibly—the center of a constitutional crisis.
THE DAILY BEAST
The group happened to be lobbying for policies that benefit the president’s other businesses.
Last month, Trump signaled his support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s candidacy for Speaker of the House at a fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in D.C., where McCarthy’s PAC spent $154,000 to host the reception and dinner for 300 guests.
THE DAILY BEAST
A delegation from the country of Cyprus was looking for ways to influence the Trump administration when it came to Washington D.C. in late May. And so, it did what many savvy influence-peddlers in the nation’s capital would do. It booked its conference in the president’s hotel.
Twitter may be the president’s id, but the image-sharing platform better reflects the ethos of the Trump era—the conflicts of interest, the naked ambition.
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I joined Trump, Inc.’s Ilya Marritz and Meg Cramer as the hosts of the ProPublica and WNYC podcast spent a night at President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C.—and we met some interesting people.
Hosts Michael Isikoff and Hunter Walker of Yahoo News’s Skullduggery podcast chatted with me about the Trump Hotel D.C.
As FBI Headquarters Crumbles in DC, President Trump’s Conflicts of Interests Complicate a Way Forward
The FBI and the General Services Administration—the federal agency responsible for managing government properties—are having a bit of a real estate problem. I spoke with host Tanzina Vega about it.
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