Zach Everson | Washington, DC-based journalist.

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VANITY FAIR

Power Tripping in the Swamp: How Trump’s DC Hotel Swallowed Washington

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

Romanian Prime Minister Is Staying at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

She is the first foreign government leader known to have booked a room at the property in more than a year.

ABOUT

Zach Everson

Zach Everson: JournalistI’m a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, most recently publishing the 1100 Pennsylvania newsletter and contributing to Vanity Fair and Politico, least recently to Gawker Media and some content farms. Download my résumé.

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David Fahrenthold, journalist, The Washington Post

Video

MSNBC’S THE BEAT WITH ARI MELBER

Republicans Didn’t Go To Trump Hotels Until He Became POTUS

AL JAZEERA ENGLISH’S FAULT LINES

Donald Trump: All the President’s Profits


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Meg Cramer; senior producer for Trump, Inc.; WNYC


FOX NEWS

Trump Uses D.C. Hotel Opening to Plug Brand Triumphs

Republican nominee Donald Trump celebrated the under-budget and ahead-of-schedule opening of his D.C. hotel.

THE DAILY BEAST

Trump Hotel Settles Millions in Liens for Unpaid Work

In one case, a contractor was paid after getting a phone call from “Trump.”

FAST COMPANY

How Trump’s D.C. Hotel Works to Help Swamp the Drain

Amazon Web Services was among the sponsors of a recent conference at the hotel, raising concerns about conflicts of interest.

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

Inside the World’s Most Controversial Hotel

Awarded gold for travel news/investigative reporting in the 2018–2019 SATW Foundation’s Lowell Thomas competition.


Trump Hotel DC is a ridiculous place, nobody has been doing a better job documenting it than @Z_Everson.

 

Anthony DeRosa, digital production manager, The Daily Show

What I’ve Learned Staking Out Trump’s Washington Hotel

POLITICO

What I’ve Learned Staking Out Trump’s Washington Hotel

Why are the Trumps worried about increasing scrutiny of the hotel? I have a few ideas.

NBC News: The Trump family's Washington hotel is one of the worst swamps in D.C. Selling it won't help.

NBC NEWS

The Trump family’s Washington hotel is one of the worst swamps in D.C. Selling it won’t help.

One of the most frustrating results of Trump’s brazen business dealings is the precedent they have already set.

The Daily Beast: Delegation From Mueller-Scrutinized Cyprus Gets Sweet Deal at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

THE DAILY BEAST

Delegation From Mueller-Scrutinized Cyprus Gets Sweet Deal at Trump’s D.C. Hotel

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.

Fast Company: Why Instagram Is the Best Window into Trump-Era Corruption

FAST COMPANY

Why Instagram Is the Best Window into Trump-Era Corruption

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.


Everyone who cares about corruption in Washington should get @Z_Everson’s awesome newsletter, 1100 Pennsylvania. That’s the address of the Trump International Hotel in D.C. Zach tracks what’s happening there. It’s eye-opening.

Eric Umansky, deputy managing editor, ProPublica

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ProPublica and WNYC's Trump, Inc.

TRUMP, INC.

How a Nigerian Presidential Candidate Hired a Trump Lobbyist and Ended Up in Trump’s Lobby

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.

Yahoo News's Skullduggery: Inside the Trump International Hotel

SKULLDUGGERY

Inside the Trump International Hotel

Hosts Michael Isikoff and Hunter Walker of Yahoo News’s Skullduggery podcast chatted with me about the Trump Hotel D.C.

PRI and WNYC's The Takeaway

THE TAKEAWAY

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.


Every weekday morning, the latest issue of Zach Everson’s 1100 Pennsylvania newsletter arrives in my inbox, and I am always excited to open it up and see what he’s written.

Ilya Marritz; host of Trump, Inc.; WNYC

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