A lot of @Twitter accounts simultaneously had interest in sharing articles about GSA employees spending taxpayer funds at the Trump Hotel DC (cc @Jack)
Trump campaign tries to profit from #SuperBowl via outrage about some players kneeling for National Anthem (via @davelevinthal)
Trump Hotel DC tries to profit from #SuperBowl via new wings concept
Trump Hotel DC holding steady on @Yelp with three stars on 156 reviews for several days; seems like the onslaught of fake "shithole" reviews is over. bit.ly/2Diplxz
NRCC running a contest where winner gets a free stay at Trump Winery. It previously ran one where the prize was a stay at the Trump Hotel DC. And @realDonaldTrump
himself currently is running a sweepstakes where winner dines with him at Mar-A-Lago. politi.co/2s5toMs
Lots happening today at the Trump Hotel DC's @Instagram location page—little of it though is related to the hotel/POTUS or SFW. bit.ly/2xaqCHN
For two people, the Trump Hotel DC's Valentine's Day-themed Dessert Night Wednesday costs $69.
Lot of folks—including verified humans, at least one with a primetime news show—tweeting today about contractor lien against Trump Hotel DC. Underlying article though is more than a year old. washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp…
Intern for Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2E7ZKId
Communications intern for the Republican Governors Association at the Trump Hotel DC
"GSA Has No Rule Against Feds Staying at Trump’s D.C. Hotel" (by Charles S. Clark for @GovExec) bit.ly/2E41ORf
Talent acquisition specialist who "perform[s] full life-cycle recruiting in the Government and Civil arena including the FAA, NIH, DHS, TSA, Department of Commerce, Army, Pentagon, & more" celebrated her birthday at Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GSmQ7f
Chief of staff for a "government affairs consulting firm" [lobbyist] at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GSmQ7f
In DC for their annual meeting, members of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association visited the Trump Hotel DC to have "a drink to support a President that supports us" (meeting itself is at JW Marriott) #ASGA18
In House Oversight Dems' suit against GSA seeking docs related to Trump Hotel DC lease, Dems filed a "cross motion for summary judgment and in opposition to defendant's motion to dismiss." Requested docs in 7 days.
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) (famous for yelling "you lie" at Obama) and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) post with an LA for the Heritage Foundation at the Trump Hotel DC. Marc Short, the White House Director of Legislative Affairs, had been at the hotel earlier. bit.ly/2EaEaGV
Gov. Bevin's appearance means Kentucky's two most powerful state officials have visited the Trump Hotel DC—UK men's basketball coach John Calipari stayed at the hotel in July (the athletic dept. paid for his stay).
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) was back at the Trump Hotel DC last night. He spent at least four days there last year. Here he poses with a lobbyist for the RV industry and the associate director for strategic initiatives at Council for a Strong America. bit.ly/2EaGkq1
Based on the podium, it appears the Heritage Foundation hosted the event at the Trump Hotel DC that drew KY Gov. Matt Bevin, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), and WH Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short. bit.ly/2EaEaGV
Trump Hotel DC appreciates a compliment—even if comes because of a cameo in Jack Posobiec's video "Adam Schiff Busted Trying to Get Fake Trump Porn Photos From Ukraine"
Citizens for Turner, which supports Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), spent $63.20 on meeting food and beverage at the Trump Hotel DC on Dec. 18, 2017 bit.ly/2EbyCMt
Also spotted at Trump Hotel DC last night, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and Stephen Baldwin (?!) (via @politico) politi.co/2EckC4W
To recap, spotted at the Trump Hotel DC last night were
-two Republican governors
-two Republican congressmen
-one Republican Baldwin
Founder and chairman of Dubai's Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, at Trump Hotel DC. In 2006, @Forbes ranked him the 335th wealthiest person in the world. bit.ly/2C2VpnD
Political director for Mississippi District of the Pentecostal Church at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2G0clhg
According to an associate director for Strong Nation USA, he and Maine Gov. Paul LaPage discussed "the benefits of healthy living and nutrition" at Trump Hotel DC (also pictured is a lobbyist for the RV industry)
Trump Hotel DC lands the cover for Trump Magazine 2018
GOP Congressional attorney for the House Administration Committee—"advises Members of Congress and staff on the regulations and laws pertaining to the use of official resources"—congratulates @realDonaldTrump's son @EricTrump on the Trump Hotel DC
Michael Lewis tried to get Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Gov't Ethics, to eat with him at the Trump Hotel DC. Shaub, a noted @realDonaldTrump critic, declined. (by Lewis, for @bv) bloom.bg/2nMgi2j
Lux Rally, a luxury car rally, is planning a #ColonialRally for June. Cost ranges from $1,250 to $11,000. It starts at the Trump Hotel DC. LuxRally's CEO is also CEO of a DC-based consultancy with defense-industry clients. He donated to Trump's campaign. bit.ly/2nOU6Vk
Dutch Sheet Ministries, an "apostolic, prophetic and teaching ministry," is holding "The Turnaround: An Appeal To Heaven National Gathering at the Trump Hotel DC Feb. 22-24, 2018. It is sold out. bit.ly/2nP1IXO
The Institute of International Bankers, advancing the interests of internat'l bankers in the US, is holding its annual DC conference at Trump Hotel DC in March. It brings "together senior U.S. and international government officials and industry leaders." bit.ly/2EytWj9
Strategic initiatives director [lobbyist] with Americans for Tax Reform enjoyed his lunch at the Trump Hotel DC today.
The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) silent auction featured destination packages for seven Trump properties, including Trump Hotel DC. Trump Hotels donated the stays. bit.ly/2EsqcQf
At Trump Hotel DC tonight, @realDonaldTrump sent Instagrammer they_hate_us_cuz_they_aint_us "his dessert brought to him personally by the chef!!!!" (Be sure to check out the recipient's Instagram profile.) bit.ly/2G5Wqh5
After "sitting in the White House watching coverage of the last five days re Porter" yesterday, @realDonaldTrump steps out and asks a guest at Trump Hotel DC, "We’re kicking ass, right?" Audio at bit.ly/2soAxI0 [H/Ts @mbaram, @maggieNYT]
Account from Trump Hotel DC last night: "Then the lobby erupted in applause & cheers & we knew who it must be! President Trump & Melania came up the stairs & turned straight to our table to meet US!! Us, not some high roller, but us!!!!" bit.ly/2smZK5F
Sean Spicer was also at the Trump Hotel DC last night
Another video of @realDonaldTrump working the crowd as he departed the Trump Hotel DC last night. "You're awesome Mr. President."
Former Trump campaign spox Katrina Pierson at Trump Hotel DC's Trump Townhouse last night with HUD political appointee, Victoria Barton, DOI political Natalie Davis, and Ashton Adams who worked on Trump campaign comms bit.ly/2BT38cA
Senior web engineer for government contractor Accenture Federal Services brunched at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2xaqCHN
Afar correspondent and DC travel guide at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2CcNAfk
Trump Hotel DC's managing director reflects on an evening that saw at least @realDonaldTrump, FLOTUS, former WH spox Sean Spicer, former campaign spox Katrina Pierson, Trump advisory board member Madison Gesiotto and two Trump political appointees visit. bit.ly/2CebnLY
Gun designer had a "Pre-Birthday Sunday Brunch" at the Trump Hotel DC today bit.ly/2Cb9U9d
"Official intern/spokeswoman at Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rallies," Christianné Allen, back at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2BpwvSs
In its unfair competition lawsuit v. Trump Hotel DC, DC wine bar Cork amended its complaint. Judge denied @realDonaldTrump earlier motion to dismiss as moot, Trump now has until 2/26 to reply. Changes all seem to pertain to item 20 (new version shown).
YouTube celebrity @realDonaldTrump supporters Diamond and Silk back at the Trump Hotel DC. They are posing with the executive director of Hope to the Hill, "a non-profit Christian ministry to our highest elected officials in Washington DC." bit.ly/2EowGMw
Republican National Committee spent $27,598.90 at Trump Hotel DC on Dec. 18, 2017. bit.ly/2EnXw7D
Trump Hotel Vancouver regularly uses its spa's full name —The Spa by Ivanka Trump—on social media, whereas DC hotel almost always omits the proprietor/First Daughter/advisor to the president
Perspective: GSA reversing its earlier strategy and instead deciding to keep FBI HQ where it is means Trump Hotel DC doesn't have to fear new direct competition down the block (by @StevePearlstein for @wonkblog) wapo.st/2EHhfCs
State Department employee held a photo shoot at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EJz8AC
Former Fox News commentator Eric Bolling was back at the Trump Hotel DC tonight. Posing here with a writer for the conservative Daily Signal.
Lobbyist for Da Vinci Group back at the Trump Hotel DC. (He met Pence, Spicer, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and the My Pillow Guy there last month.) bit.ly/2o0aW3C
Like @realDonaldTrump's fake Time covers, Trump Hotel DC displays a plaque for its 5-star rating from an institution where almost all the North American honorees are Trump's and that's headed by a Trump friend/convicted felon known as "Joey No Socks" bit.ly/2o0wfln
Executive director of the Swampy Awards and board member of a PAC can't understand why the Trump Hotel DC keeps letting her in bit.ly/2Es4DvH
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) questions if GSA changed its mind about relocating FBI HQ so Trump Hotel DC wouldn't face new competition (by Charles S. Clark for @govexec) bit.ly/2EtHkBY
Oral Roberts University is hosting its President's Cup Retreat at Trump Hotel DC in March. ORU is picking up the tab for attendees; extra night at the hotel is $325. bit.ly/2o1dJtl
Also, there was nothing preventing me from registering for Oral Robert's free President's Circle Retreat at the Trump Hotel DC.
So I did.
The National Federation
of Republican Women's spring 2018 board meeting is at the Crystal City Marriott—but they're heading to the Trump Hotel DC one day for afternoon tea. bit.ly/2C294Qm
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers' (IFPW) general membership meeting will be at the Trump Hotel DC in October bit.ly/2o3Zpjz
The American Association of Orthodontists' 2018 annual session will be at DC's convention center. Trump Hotel DC appears on its list of hotels (it's the most expensive option). bit.ly/2o7cpoL
Trump Hotel DC is an official hotel for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators' (ASOA) 2018 annual meeting in April bit.ly/2C3oBzx
Apparently a Russian business person with a verified Instagram account and 656,000 followers was at the Trump Hotel DC (please let me know if you can narrow down who this person may be). bit.ly/2o3MPB6
Media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon felt fiscally conservative ordering the $18 lobster bisque at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2C2Vb4s
Keynote speech at Providence Preservation Society annual meeting highlights Trump Hotel DC and @realDonaldTrump's planned use of $32 million in federal preservation tax credits (by @sarabronin) bit.ly/2C0bWgR
Perspective possibly explaining why groups including Oral Roberts University, the Museum of the Bible, and the Christian Research Institute hold events at Trump Hotel DC (by @wilsonhartgrove for @TIME) ti.me/2C247XS
Virginia Women for Trump are throwing an "Exclusive Red Carpet, Annual Birthday Extravaganza 'Tea For Trump' to celebrate President Donald J. Trump's Birthday" at the Trump Hotel DC. Tickets are $100–$750. bit.ly/2BAxu2A
"The one and only Steve Moore, Senior Economic Advisor to President Trump and co-author of the new Tax Plan" will be at the Trump Hotel DC to speak at the Virginia Women for Trump's Tea For Trump. bit.ly/2BAxu2A
The Trump Hotel DC is an official hotel for the World Gas Conference in June. bit.ly/2By831p
DC Examiner host returned to the Trump Hotel DC to make history.
Part of the Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals' (AIOFP) 20th anniversary conference is at the Trump Hotel DC—and they're having lunch at the White House (to be confirmed) bit.ly/2syO0x9
CREW filed an appeal after a judge dismissed its emoluments lawsuit against @realDonaldTrump for lack of standing.
Virginia Women for Trump's Tea for Trump promo mentions that the hotel will be in charge of security bit.ly/2Fa8uyJ
U.S. Army soldier got married at the commander-in-chief's Trump Hotel DC, and the hotel used a photo of him in uniform to promote itself on Instagram bit.ly/2Fc50vN
"Highly experienced operative with extensive leadership in the full spectrum of intelligence operations, special operations and the use of disruptive and advanced technology to achieve specific national objectives" at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2FdzRYX
In Trump Hotel DC
WMAL radio host/regular Fox and Friends guest Larry O’Connor and freelance journalist Meredith Dake-O'Connor at Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2HpwZbU
EVP & COO at a firm that offers political digital strategy consulting services at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2FbzRII
"Of course we had to meet" at Trump Hotel DC writes this DOJ attorney bit.ly/2HtuPZ2
260 global thought leaders from around the world gathered at the Trump Hotel DC for a Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)—"The premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world"—conference bit.ly/2Gpa6UX
Appears the executive director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs and the owner of 150 restaurants attended the Louisiana House leadership's fundraiser at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GpbyGI
Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) City Councilor for Ward 1, Debra Lewis Wimpee, enjoyed Super Bowl Sunday at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GrqUur
Flashback to Feb. 10 at Trump Hotel DC: "What a night thanks Mr President, he walked the line on the way out shaking hands and signing hats. Melania’s beautiful 😊 as well. I said 'please lock her up Mr Trump!!!⛓#MAGA" bit.ly/2Go5xKk
Appears a government relations consultant (lobbyist) also was at the Trump Hotel DC for the Louisiana House leadership's fundraiser bit.ly/2GoBsKO
"Psychotherapist seen on FOX, CBSN, RT America, Crime Watch Daily, Dr. Drew," Dr. Lisa Palmer, also seen at Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2BBynYp
"Former US diplomat, homeland security official, foreign policy/national security commentator" at Trump Hotel DC to discuss "Virginia politics and the upcoming Congressional races" with colleagues—and plug the hotel bit.ly/2ohptaw
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—an organization of conservative state legislators that receives funding from the Koch brothers—is celebrating it's 45th anniversary at the Trump Hotel DC in September. bit.ly/2oiUsCT
"Happy Presidents Day to the man i called my boss" posts one-time employee of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., tagging the location as the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2ob3SBk
EVP of Trump Org, owner of Trump Hotel DC, who is no way involved in the Trump Administration
Financial management analyst at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)—a government agency—enjoyed her food at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EBxq1a
Forbes Travel Guide has rated the Trump Hotel DC five stars bit.ly/2D6Dq5m
From Forbes' press release: "Trump Hotels earned Five-Star honors for its D.C. and Vancouver outposts, which is unusual for new properties." Forbes credits their "pre-opening strategies, including recruitment and training practices." prn.to/2GuiMcu
The Trump Hotel DC used a photo with Forbes Travel Guide's CEO, Jerry Inzerillo in its Merry Christmas and Happy New Years tweets
Today's rating from Forbes is the Trump Hotel DC's first five-star rating from a major reviewer. It's long boasted of a five-star rating though. bit.ly/2GujaaW
When I asked a few months ago about who gave the Trump Hotel DC that rating...
House legislative director [lobbyist] for the Concerned Women for America—advocates for "bring[ing] Biblical principles into all levels of public policy"—posting again from the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Guz2tW
GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, Kelli Ward, geo-tagged the Trump Hotel DC for her President's Day thoughts
EVP of Trump Organization, owner of Trump Hotel DC, likes a tweet that questions the motives of a Parkland school shooting survivor
U.S. Senate candidate from Arizona, Kelli Ward, at Trump Hotel DC with a political consultant.
Works security at the Trump Hotel DC, wears a MAGA shirt to the National Mall. bit.ly/2BFqK3q
On Jan. 8, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) spent $112 on food/beverage at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2BFINWZ
For only the second time since @realDonaldTrump was inaugurated, the Trump Hotel DC has published a press release (as my inbox can attest, this lack of communication is rare in the hotel industry). bit.ly/2olQbP2
Remember the fundraiser Mike Pence's Great America Committee PAC held at the Trump Hotel DC?
"Christians head to Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. Feb 22-24: 'Together we will fill the atmosphere over Washington D.C. with intercession and biblical decrees, shifting our nation into the breakthrough Father desires to give us...'" bit.ly/2HyZK69
"We've put on these impositions on ourselves but essentially got no credit for actually doing that and for doing the right thing."– Trump Org EVP, owner of Trump Hotel DC @DonaldJTrumpJrcnn.it/2CBpGue
Some organization/person is hosting a 1,300-person event at the Trump Hotel DC. Know who it is? CPAC related? Tomorrow's The Turnaround: An Appeal to Heaven National Gathering? My contact info in profile. Thanks!
Fracked Gas Pipeline Protest scheduled for March 6 in front of the Trump Hotel DC—when the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) will be inside the hotel, hosting its Congressional Call-up bit.ly/2EJUZJg
Chief White House ethics lawyer for Pres. George W. Bush and now vice chairman of CREW, which is suing @realDonaldTrump over emoluments
1,300-seat set up that the Trump Hotel DC managing director showed off earlier is likely for tomorrow's "The Turnaround: An Appeal to Heaven National Gathering." Organizer said the event would draw that many at the 16:41 mark on bit.ly/2oo7LCb.
Per People for the American Way ("founded to fight right-wing extremism"), The Turnaround: An Appeal to Heaven National Gathering—held tomorrow at Trump Hotel DC—looks to bring "heaven's rule" to the U.S. (By @petemont for @RightWingWatch) bit.ly/2okv27Y
Conservative campaign consultant just checked into the Trump Hotel DC on Swarm (and earned 10 gold coins) bit.ly/2Fk6Yu7
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway reported at the Trump Hotel DC (on CPAC Eve/hotel's weekly cheese and charcuterie night)
And here's a pic of counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway at her boss's Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GBne9v
Former White House spox Sean Spicer ringing in CPAC Eve at his former boss's Trump Hotel DC
Yellow Ribbon Fund hosting "wounded, injured service members, veterans and their Caregivers" at commander-in-chief's @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC tonight fxn.ws/2GyV6Uj
Singer Maggie Rose entertains "wounded, injured service members, veterans and their Caregivers" at the commander-in-chief's @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC for the premier Yellow Ribbon Fund's Duty and Devotion event bit.ly/2GC4ZRb
Most frequently occurring words in bios of Trump Hotel DC twitter followers (per @followerwonk)
Advisory council member of Turning Point USA—which aims to "build the most organized, active, and powerful conservative grassroots activist network on college campuses across the country"—calls Trump Hotel DC "my second home"
The Peter Norbeck Leadership PAC—"created to support and promote conservative candidates who share the belief that congress must unite to reduce regulatory burdens"—spent $3,422.94 at BLT Prime in the Trump Hotel DC on Jan. 8, 2018. bit.ly/2HD3JhV
Brady for Congress [Rep. Kevin Brady (R–Texas)] spent $498.60 at the Trump Hotel DC's BLT Prime on Feb. 9, 2018. bit.ly/2CcNngB
International correspondent for Bill Mitchell's show liked the bacon at the Trump Hotel DC
"Trump administration goals often align with business groups, but those groups have nevertheless notched significant concessions from lawmakers and regulators in recent months." wapo.st/2Cd0xdl
Watch live at 9 p.m. inside the Trump Hotel DC as 1,300 followers of an apostolic, prophetic minister "fill the atmosphere over Washington D.C. with intercession and biblical decrees, shifting our nation into the breakthrough Father desires to give us." bit.ly/2EZHKmQ
In House Oversight Dems' lawsuit v. GSA—trying to get docs related to Trump Hotel DC lease—GSA filed a memo in opposition to the Dems' motion for a summary judgement.
The managing director of the Trump Hotel DC, Mickael Damelincourt, made @GQ's list of the "The 50 Most Powerful People In Trump’s Washington" (no other hotelier was on it). bit.ly/2sKYVUp
Conservative commentator/member of @realDonaldTrump's commission on White House fellowships/Trump Hotel DC regular Paris Dennard publicly congratulates the hotel and its managing director on the hotel's five-star Forbes ranking.
"It’s been a powerful day of prayer in our nations capital! We are ready for 2/22/18! Get ready for the Turn Around America! Get ready for the prophetic dreams coming as you rest your head to sleep." – Faith Builder Network's founder, from Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2sOb8HT
"I'm here to represent Arkansas and to labor in prayer on behalf of the nation. Significant things are in store! 🔥" – at Trump Hotel DC for The Turnaround bit.ly/2sMKuPz
"Went to the boss’ place for a drink. Nice digs!" – posts a member of the 841st Engineer Battalion from the commander-in-chief's Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2sMLT8X
EVP of the Trump Org/owner of the Trump Hotel DC/tenant of GSA/son of @realDonaldTrump /husband of Real News Update host, @EricTrump, visited his hotel today
Indian diplomats spent $18,650 at Trump Hotel DC in Feb–March 2017. @realDonaldTrump pledged to donate business proceeds from foreign gov'ts to the U.S. Treasury, but Trump Org is yet to prove that's happening. (Great find from @AroonDeep!)
Watch The Turnaround—happening right now at the Trump Hotel DC with 1,300 in attendance to "fill the atmosphere over Washington D.C. with intercession and biblical decrees, shifting our nation into the breakthrough Father desires to give us." bit.ly/2EZHKmQ
Trump Org EVP and owner of Trump Hotel DC—who is not involved at all in the Trump Administration—changed the title of his foreign policy speech after criticism (by @CristinaAlesci for @cnn) cnn.com/2018/02/22/pol…
Trump Hotel DC paid millions in liens for unpaid work: In one case, a contractor was paid after getting a phone call from "Trump" (by me, for @thedailybeast) thebea.st/2HDuGC6
Miami Young Republicans political action director had a "power breakfast" at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2HDQgX8
A former deputy asst sec of transportation in the Clinton Administration ran into EVP of the Trump Org/owner of the Trump Hotel DC/tenant of GSA/son of @realDonaldTrump /husband of Real News Update host, @EricTrump, at the Trump Hotel DC and let Eric's dad know
Today a DC judge stayed a lawsuit employees of Trump Hotel DC's restaurant filed against the hotel and its managing director, alleging racial discrimination, and sent it to arbitration.
"Conferences are all well and good. But Dutch Sheets and more than 1,000 Christians are here for one at the Trump International Hotel that's meant to literally start turning the nation around." bit.ly/2HDGNiN
BREAKING: DC and MD AGs move to expand their emoluments lawsuit against @realDonaldTrump to also name him as a defendant in his personal capacity,
Thumbs up from alt-right media personality Jack Posobiec and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the Trump Hotel DC (not the first visit for either man) bit.ly/2EO7IKW
DARK TRIAD MAN®—led by Ivan Throne, whom the Southern Poverty Law Center described as an "alt-right misogynist"—is having a meetup Sunday at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2onNJbM
Town council woman in Southbridge, Mass., Monique Manna, dining at the Trump Hotel DC
Insight from attorney representing Cork in its unfair competition lawsuit against Trump Hotel DC on DC & MD AGs move to expand their emoluments suit to include @realDonaldTrump in his personal capacity
News anchor at the One America News Network and social-media producer for DC Examiner at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2CGxyuB
At the Trump Hotel DC post-CPAC: Turning Point USA's—"the community organizers of the right"—founder and executive director and director of urban engagement pose with granddaughters of Charles Schwab, a major GOP donor. bit.ly/2CGuQVV
Former Trump campaign spox Katrina Pierson, regular Fox News guest Gina Gentry Loudon, and pro- @realDonaldTrump singer Kaya Jones at Trump Hotel DC post-CPAC bit.ly/2CFZ633
Founder and editor of Rouser News—offering "a multi-worldview platform to millennials dedicated to defending life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"—had a "Fantastic CPAC evening 😊" at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2CFF7S4
Hannity Research Group—political researchers and consultants—conducted a "strategy Meeting @ the post CAPC hang out #CPAC2018"—which happened to be the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2CGfyjM
Breitbart reporter with former contestant on the U.K.'s version of The Apprentice at the Trump Hotel DC post-CPAC
Alt-right media personality Jack Posobiec declared the post-CPAC Trump Hotel DC "lit"
Founder of the New Right US—" created to bring together conservatives who want to put America First"—at the Trump Hotel DC where he takes to Twitter to denounce Twitter
Proest of "'Alt Right' and 'Alt Lite' media personalities Mike Cernovich, Milo Yiannopoulos, Jack Posobiec, and more" meeting up at Trump Hotel DC this evening
"Greetings From Trump international Hotel in Washington DC" posts "Constitutional Conservative U.S. Rep. Candidate OR Dist.4 (ORCD4) " Jo Rae Perkins bit.ly/2CHS3qp
Executive director of the New York Federation of College Republicans,
executive assistant to the chairman of the Otsego GOP, and chairman at Otsego County Young Republicans kept it classy at the Trump Hotel DC post-CPAC bit.ly/2CHkq8q
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) at the Trump Hotel DC last night, where she reportedly spent two hours talking to a political consultant bit.ly/2CFK90U
The Freedom Fund—affiliated with Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)—spent $239.10 at BLT Prime in the Trump Hotel DC on Jan. 11, 2018 bit.ly/2EPMM66
Trump supporter, singer Kaya Jones, claims IDs and credit cards were stolen from her purse at Trump Hotel DC. Jones is the second singer/@realDonaldTrump supporter to allege she was a crime victim at Trump Hotel DC; Joy Villa claimed Corey Lewandowski grabbed her bottom there.
ICYMI: Trump Hotel DC paid millions in liens for unpaid work: In one case, a contractor was paid after getting a phone call from "Trump" (by me, for @thedailybeast) thebea.st/2EQB8Z2
"So honored to be able to pray and plead with all the intercessors across the Nation. America back to Jesus 🙏🏼🇺🇸 #turnaround special thanks to our president @realdonaldtrump for accommodate the ballroom for us 🙏🏼❤️" bit.ly/2EZtkmX
Last night at Trump Hotel DC
Regular Fox News guest Dr. Gina Gentry Loudon back at the Trump Hotel DC with former Trump campaign spox Katrina Pierson, bit.ly/2EUSi3x
Former Trump campaign spox Katrina Pierson, regular Fox News guest Gina Gentry Loudon, and former Fox News commentator Eric Bolling at the Trump Hotel DC post CPAC bit.ly/2HLwBVe
Vice chairman MAC PAC (advocates for "Republican principles")/co-chair, Central Virginia Young Republicans at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2HHQD3b
Writer for the Washington Examiner and a ROTC member (both also active in Turning Point USA) at the commander-in-chief's Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2HHQD3b
"Awesome night!" writes a pricing analyst for a U.S. government contractor after meeting Milo Yiannopoulos at the Trump Hotel DC (also pictured is another gov't contractor) bit.ly/2HLGWk3
Far-right media personalty Katie Hopkins poses with co-founders of New Right US ("created to bring together conservatives who want to put America First") at Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2FwRFy6
GOP Central Committee member for Anne Arundel County, Maryland at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2FB7cgA
The Hollywood Conservative, "Miniature wrecking ball on Fox News, BBC, CBC..." at the Trump Hotel DC with far-right media personality Katie Hopkins and other Rebel Media staffers bit.ly/2EV3aOM
National social media director for Students for Trump at the Trump Hotel DC with singer/Trump supporter Kaya Jones bit.ly/2EWpCHt
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official had a breakfast meeting with a naturopathic physician at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EUAZQ8
A vice president of business development at Exovera (a media-analytics company) is meeting with "two of the brightest and most balanced political strategists" right now at the Trump Hotel DC around.bit.ly/2EShYh5
A graduate of Trump University stayed at the Trump Hotel DC and his kid got a Trump teddy bear bit.ly/2EWp7x4
BREAKING: 402 days after @realDonaldTrump became president, the Trump Org said it's fulfilled his pre-inauguration pledge to donate proceeds from foreign gov'ts to the US Treasury. Only it's not sharing the amounts. FOIA request time.
More details on the Trump Org not providing details about how much it donated in profits from foreign gov'ts to the U.S. Treasury (by @latams for @AP) bit.ly/2opsNRJ
U.S. Department of the Treasury's FOIA online request form: bit.ly/2ESUWuv
Today in Cork wine bar's unfair competition lawsuit v. Trump Hotel DC and @realDonaldTrump, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss. Hotel and Trump's arguments laid out in table of contents.
Some notable foreign government officials to visit Trump hotel DC include
-Russia's ambassador to the U.S.
-Malaysia's prime minister
-Turkey's foreign minister (pre- Trump inauguration)
-Lt. General of Jordan's Royal Air Force
AP story on the Trump Org donating profits from foreign govt's to US Treasury—but not revealing how much—now fleshed out with more background (by @latams for @AP) bit.ly/2opsNRJ
Also, in October 2017, Mexico's former ambassador to the US said a former US gov't official indicated that the U.S. State Dept. had been instructed to recommend Trump Hotel DC for foreign leaders
Also, Trump Org could have been sitting on profits received from foreign gov'ts for more than a year. If these profits were accruing interest, was that paid to Treasury too? Or is @realDonaldTrump allowing himself to profit from the profits?
Caption really says it all: "With His excellency Sheikh Salem Abdallah Al-Jaber Al Sabah, Kuwait Ambassador to The United States at Trump International in Washington celebrating Kuwait’s National and Liberation Day 🇰🇼" bit.ly/2GLfeTo
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway at the Trump Hotel DC for Kuwait's National Day celebration bit.ly/2EXUfMs
Another shots of Kuwait's National Day celebration—happening right now—at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EXZrAf
Fox News national security and foreign policy expert poses with Kuwait's ambassador to the U.S. at the Trump Hotel DC tonight during the Kuwait National Day celebration
Another pic from Kuwait's National Day celebration at the Trump Hotel DC tonight bit.ly/2EZ5WTr
Saudi Arabia's defense attaché to the U.S. celebrates Kuwait's National Day with a U.S. dentist at the American president's Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2F5rq4i
Also at the Trump Hotel DC last night: @DonaldJTrumpJr. Wonder if he stopped by to see Kuwait's ambassador who'd rented out the ballroom. bit.ly/2oubkaC
-A Kuwaiti ambassador
-A Syrian journalist
-An American president's hotel bit.ly/2oua87p
President and CEO of a "growing municipal utility providing electric, water, and natural gas services" in Alabama praises Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EVVY9n
Managing partner of a lobbying firm—specialties include finance and oil and gas—at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2ESGlzg
The Hungry Lobbyist dined at the Trump Hotel DC's BLT Prime and gave it a raving review bit.ly/2ot5mqq
Trump University grad reports from the Trump Hotel DC this morning: "Donald Trump jr. And Eric Trump along with Sheriff David Clarke are in the building.. Secret service everywhere. That was really cool!!!" bit.ly/2EVe2Am
GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts/self-proclaimed inventor of email/Peter Thiel-backed suer of Gawker, Shiva Ayyadurai, chats with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EUoXKs
For National Pancake Day, the Trump Hotel DC is highlighting its French toast
Drudge just reported @realDonaldTrump named Brad Parscale his 2020 campaign manager. Here are pics of Parscale at the Trump Hotel DC
"Did Donald Trump Ruin This Robert Irwin Masterwork Inside His DC Hotel?" by @The_GrayMarket for @artnet // Feel like a philistine for admitting it, but I thought the "shadow planes" were there simply to cut down on echoes artnt.cm/2ov2p8Y
In DC "for the swearing in ceremony for my friend Ron Batory as the new Federal Railroad Administration chief."
Staying at the Trump Hotel DC— owned by the person who nominated Batory. bit.ly/2t3l68p
Director of government affairs and public relations [lobbyist] for the Forest Resources Association—"promote[s] the interests of forest products industry members"— couldn't go wrong with the old fashioned at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2BZT0xA
After a rough news day, Jared Kushner dined at the Trump Hotel DC with wife/first daughter/counselor to the president/spa namesake/hotel owner Ivanka Trump, Trump Org EVP/husband of @realDonaldTrump campaign advisor Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump. Video: bit.ly/2sY11Ag
Visiting DC to advocate for health-insurance reform; has drinks at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2BX5F4D
"Enjoying cocktails with the Washington elite!!!!"—at Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2t6CLfI
CEO of a firm that specializes in the "development of grassroots and community infrastructure designed to support and implement political initiatives and public policy objectives" had a happy hour work meeting at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2t3wJMB
In town lobbying with the National Association of Healthcare Underwriters, she went to the Trump Hotel DC—twice—yesterday (and saw Trump Org EVP/owner of Trump Hotel DC/president's son Eric Trump). bit.ly/2BWxGcq
"It’s a tradition- drinks at the Trump Hotel after meeting members of Congress and the FCC." – GM of for the broadcast media properties owned by News-Press & Gazette Companies bit.ly/2t30dKK
In DC to lobby on behalf of veterans, visited the commander-in-chief's Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2t3yNUR
Professor at DoD's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies clebrated Kuwait's National Day at the commander-in-chief's Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2sZ7smY
"Very cool to be in the presence of such awesome people. #MAGA"
– guest at the Trump Hotel DC upon seeing Trump Org EVPs and hotel owners Don Jr. and Eric, Eric's wife/Trump campaign advisor Lara, and Turning Point USA execs
From a U.S. Senate hearing today on why the GSA changed its mind and now plans on keeping FBI HQ where it is (moving it would open up prime real estate where a new lux hotel could compete with Trump Hotel DC):
Officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts—trying to drive environmental change—took his parents to the Trump Hotel DC (but didn't seem happy about doing so). bit.ly/2GQupuz
Boston-area TV news reporter and anchor sipped Trump chardonnay at the Trump Hotel DC while watching @realDonaldTrump discuss bump stocks on TV
After his father lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda yesterday, Franklin Graham was spotted at the Trump Hotel DC this morning bit.ly/2GU1yWa
The Trump Hotel DC has "become a hub for those who crave access to the politically powerful, with some conservative figures refusing to meet with reporters anywhere else." – @AsteadWesley for @BostonGlobebit.ly/2GTCbnl
Another shot of Billy Graham's family at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2F4Q1my
March for Our Lives organizers opt for second choice of location—now more than 500,000 expected on 3/24 to march on Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capital and Trump Hotel DC
(by @AndreaSwalec for @nbcwashington) bit.ly/2GRji4k
Pertains to Trump International Hotel Vancouver, home of the only The Spa by Ivanka Trump other than the one at Trump Hotel DC cnn.it/2oJa8jb
President/innkeeper @realDonaldTrump passes along best wishes to conservative pundit/repeat Trump Hotel DC guest, Eric Bolling
Submitted a FOIA request to GSA re: info (communication about, blueprints, etc.) on the Trump Hotel DC's "tinfoil room" @theintercept described. Response: "No records" (which, of course, doesn't mean it doesn't exist). bit.ly/2GWo9Bl
Two weeks ago I noticed Oral Roberts University was hosting a free retreat at Trump Hotel DC in March. Nothing prevented me from registering for it. So I did. Got a confirmation from ORU a few days later. But, alas, today I was told "you will not be able to attend."
With Jared Kushner's business ties to Qatar in news, reupping that one of its richest businessmen, Ibrahim Hassan Al-Asmakh, has been a Trump Hotel DC repeat guest. Was there when Qatari gov't decided not to give info on Kushner to Mueller (per @NBCNews). nbcnews.to/2FaLONY
.@MarketWatch's Francine McKenna is at Trump Hotel DC for the Institute of International Banking conference. Reported @realDonaldTrump appointee Chris Giancarlo, chair of U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, addressed guests at his boss's hotel.
Executive board member of Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany's central bank—so yes a German gov't official—addresses international bankers at @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC .
U.S. biggest accounting firms—lots of U.S. gov't interactions for those companies—sponsoring Institute of International Bankers conference at the Trump Hotel DC. (Brookings and American Enterprise Institute also appear to be represented there as well.)
Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report addressing the International Bankers conference at the Trump Hotel DC
CFTC chairman, Christopher Giancarlo, and counselor to the US Treasury secretary, Craig Phillips,—both @realDonaldTrump political appointees—speaking to the International Bankers conference at the president's Trump Hotel DC
"A great turnout at our Washington Conference. #IIBAWC18"—at the Trump Hotel DC—posts the Institute of International Bankers
Fed's Randal Quarles is the third political nominee of @realDonaldTrump to address Institute of International Bankers today at Trump Hotel DC.
Owner of a "global consulting firm that helps and advices leading organizations across many fields varying from private enterprises to social and public sectors based in Turkey" strikes at the Trump Hotel DC
Represents the Royal Bank of Canada before "U.S Federal regulators explaining the impact of certain regulations on Firm’s U.S. business portfolio."
At the U.S. president's Trump Hotel DC for the Institute of International Bankers conference.
New York state government official talks to the Institute of International Bankers conference at @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC
Chief executive of a firm that offers "unparalleled strategic advice to overcome regulatory challenges" speaks at @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC
At least four U.S. government officials spoke at the Trump Hotel DC today (to a conference of international bankers). Three were political appointees of @realDonaldTrump
Protest apparently inside Trump Hotel DC where the Independent Petroleum Association of America is hosting its Congressional Call-up. (Only second protest I can recall inside the hotel.)
Recap of today (so far) in Trump Hotel world:
-name comes off the Panama property
-DC hotel hosts internat'l bankers and at least four US gov't officials
-petroleum association meeting draws anti-fracking protestors inside DC hotel
Day 2 of the Institute of International Bankers conference at @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC starts off with the fifth U.S. gov't official to take to the stage, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R–Mo.).
"Functions as the President's legislative assistant" for the president of Oklahoma City Community College. Visited the Trump Hotel DC for sparkling wine (although criticizes Trump in the hashtags). bit.ly/2tj1jC5
Video of the Sunrise Movement's anti-fracking protest inside the Trump Hotel DC yesterday, while the Independent Petroleum Association of America's was holding its Congressional call-up there. Only second protest I can recall inside the building.
"See that tall building over there? That's the Trump Hotel." – Speaker Paul Ryan (R–Wisc.) upon welcoming Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the speaker's office
Speaker Ryan famously pointed out the Trump Hotel DC to Fox and Friends viewers too bit.ly/2DP36zq
Today in House Oversight Dems suit v. GSA seeking info on Trump Hotel DC lease, the plaintiffs asked for an 8-day extension to reply to GSA's opposition to the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment—because "Plaintiffs’ counsel miscalculated the due date of plaintiffs’ reply."
"See that tall building over there? That's the Trump Hotel." – Speaker Paul Ryan (R–Wisc.)
"Has that become now a landmark?" – Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Former opening director of catering at Trump Hotel DC has a regret about @realDonaldTrump's national security team meeting with George Papadopoulos at the property—that he forgot to remove the pepper mill bit.ly/2G2N4nu
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R–Calif.) at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2FkQBRi
“'Trump Tuesday' Event .. With Trump Supporters at Trump Hotel .. 😝#MAGA#D.C. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸" posts an advisor for the National Diversity Coalition for Trump bit.ly/2FkhmVI
Director of Senate outreach (lobbyist—"Her passion and desire is to influence policy") at Christians United For Israel poses with other Liberty University alumni at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2Fgx1FL
Member services manager for The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Fgx1FL
Legislative correspondent for Sen. Ted Cruz (R–Texas) at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Fgx1FL
Legislative assistant for former Rep. Trent Frank's (R–Ariz.) office at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Fgx1FL
Director of alliances for a Christian group dedicated to ensure religious freedom at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Fgx1FL
Recap: These two pics show at least six Liberty University grads working in or trying to influence gov't at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Fgx1FL
White House liaison for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (mission is to "inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy")/former Trump camp coms director for Wisc. at the Trump Hotel DC for Trump Tuesday bit.ly/2FipE0p
In January, I asked both the Trump Hotel DC and the Trump administration how long Trump's economic advisor Gary Cohn lived at the hotel. An administration spox referred me to the Trump Org; the Trump Org did not reply to that question.
Policy advisor of pro- @realDonaldTrump America First Policies nonprofit—group with whom Trump dined tonight—at the Trump Hotel DC earlier today bit.ly/2G5mham
Man with a 2013 federal conviction for wire fraud and filing a false tax return for defrauding charities is back at the Trump Hotel DC (earlier this year he tried to organize a high-profile SOTU watch party there).
Appears Christian university Liberty University has held events at the Trump Hotel DC the past two nights
Policy advisor of pro- @realDonaldTrump America First Policies nonprofit (and Trump Hotel DC regular) met with at least three Qatari gov't officials in late Jan. 2018 (when Qatari's decided not to share info on Kushner w/Mueller, per @NBCNews)
FDIC denied my FOIA request to see if an employee spent gov't money at Trump Hotel DC because that info is a trade secret, confidential or personal and "would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."
In DC & MD AGs' emoluments lawsuit v. @realDonaldTrump, Trump's DOJ attorney responded today to AGs' motion to sue in personal capacity as well as official one. (Executive summary: Trump will move in official capacity to dismiss individual capacity claims, also needs more time.)
Maybe Trump Hotel DC employs a director of diplomatic sales not to attract foreign govt's but rather brand ambassadors.
Press secretary/political director for Texas State Rep. Ron Simmons (R) checked back into the Trump Hotel DC on Swarm bit.ly/2HnnqcW
Lockheed Martin reportedly denying hosting a reception for Saudi crown prince at Trump Hotel DC. (I was unable to find any mention of this event online beyond the protest. I asked protest organizers how they learned of the event; no response yet.)
Texans Untied for American and Republican National Committee staffer dined at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Gi2nJv
.@EricTrump said Trump Org doesn't want or seek foreign gov't business. Yet...Trump Hotel DC's dir of diplomatic sales LinkedIn profile has no description for her current gig, but here's what her job entailed when she held a similar title at Four Seasons. bit.ly/2AqmkxR
The Spa by Ivanka Trump at the Trump Hotel DC offers skin whitening that will "reveal luminous skin free of dark spots" bit.ly/2GenUTc
Reminder: Oral Roberts—"a charismatic university, founded in the fires of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible"— is hosting donors who give at least $10,000 a year at the Trump Hotel DC this weekend. bit.ly/2o1dJtl
Friday in its lawsuit v. GSA seeking info on Trump Hotel DC lease, House Oversight Dems replied to GSA's oppositions to Dems' earlier motion for a summary judgement. Executive summary: they still want a summary judgement.
Lobbyist for the Da Vinci Group back at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2DiRrI9
Program manager at the Office of Antiterrorism Assistance—part of the U.S. State Department—at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2HomHbl
Principal owner and CEO of a U.S. gov't contractor back at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2HtE7DA
Another Museum of the Bible staffer at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2DlQAGN
Oral Roberts University staffers at the Trump Hotel DC. This weekend the "charismatic university, founded in the fires of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible" hosted donors who give $10k annually at @realDonaldTrump hotel. bit.ly/2Hr0Obb
- Trump Hotel DC guest upon meeting a senior member of @realDonaldTrump's administration at the hotel
First daughter/counselor to the president/namesake of Trump Hotel DC's spa, Ivanka Trump, "will pull in more than $1 million a year from the family business" (by @anitakumar01 for @McClatchyDC) bit.ly/2p9U7E3
Commentator for @CNN, @NPR, and @thehill—and appointed by @realDonaldTrump to be a commissioner for the President's Commission on White House Fellowships—Paris Dennard retweets Trump Hotel DC's promotional post
Yesterday the judge in DC & MD AGs' emoluments suit v. @realDonaldTrump *granted* AGs' motion to amend their complaint to also sue Trump in his personal capacity (which said judge kinda recommended during a hearing).
Also, the judge said he'd rule on Trump's motion to dismiss the suit —in his official capacity–"without delay."
Huber Heights [Ohio] city council ward 2 representative Janell Smith at the Trump Hotel DC
Confidential assistant at Dept. of Agriculture—a @realDonaldTrump political appointee—Nick Brusky, at his boss's Trump Hotel DC
Trump Hotel DC’s managing director has now tweeted media criticism three times in two days.
Policy advisor at pro- @realDonaldTrump nonprofit American First Policies's birthday party at Trump Hotel DC *may be a political fundraiser.* RSVP is to "Friends of Martha" and there is a "Friends of Martha Boneta" committee for Virginia Senate. bit.ly/2IrNoNC
In their emoluments lawsuit v. @realDonaldTrump, DC and MD AGs confirmed to the court today that they oppose Trump's request for a postponement.
@politico American Petroleum Institute is holding a board meeting at the Trump Hotel DC "before its executive committee goes to the White House to voice concerns about President Donald Trump’s proposed steel tariffs." By @bjlefebvre for @politicopoliti.co/2DpXj2x
@politico@bjlefebvre American Petroleum Institute meeting at the Trump Hotel DC comes a week after the Independent Petroleum Association of America held its Congressional Callup at that very same hotel.
GOP political operative—whose profile pic shows him at the Trump Hotel DC—weighs in on "ridiculous article" about American Petroleum Institute holding its board meeting there before lobbying @realDonaldTrump
Media analyst at Washington Free Beacon returned to the Trump Hotel DC and ordered a fiscally responsible $9 Bud Light (pic of his $18 lobster bisque there on a previous visit is no longer publicly available on his Instagram). bit.ly/2GvtZed
Per White House schedule, @realDonaldTrump to meet with Trump Hotel DC guests—American Petroleum Institute—in the Roosevelt Room at 2:30 p.m. today.
NEW: The One Belt One Road Initiative Forum—an "investment forum" on "China's global economic development and investment strategy"—was held at Trump Hotel DC yesterday. Venue only was disclosed to attendees once they registered. bit.ly/2DvaoHE bit.ly/2FJgc2o
Update: Organizer for the birthday party at the Trump Hotel DC of a policy advisor for pro- @realDonaldTrump nonprofit American First Policies, Martha Boneta, emailed to say the party is not a political event.
Chinese-American business interests yesterday at the Trump Hotel DC, Afghan-America today.
Also worth considering: most folks' decision to dine or not at the Trump Hotel DC has nothing to do with the quality of the food. So why devote resources to covering it?
-The hotel's name is Trump.
-He can profit from it.
-Its steakhouse is the only DC restaurant he's eaten at since being inaugurated.
-The vice president has hosted two fundraisers there.
-At least nine Cabinet members have visited it.
The World Gas Conference is at Washington's Convention Center this June. The most expensive of its official hotels: Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2By831p
Another photo of the Belt and Road Initiative Investment Forum—an "investment forum" on "China's global economic development and investment strategy"—yesterday at the Trump Hotel DC.
Interior designers Hirsch Bedner Associates worked with Trump Org on DC and Panama properties, yet it doesn't showcase either hotel in its portfolio bit.ly/2GxiiDK
After Wash Post article on food-media coverage (or lack thereof) of Trump Hotel DC, its managing director issues his fourth tweet of media criticism in three days.
I don't recall seeing similar complaints before the Trump Hotel DC got its Forbes five-star rating a few weeks ago; curious if that honor has emboldened mgmt to air what's probably been a longstanding gripe.
Trump Hotel DC, of course, has long boasted of a 5-star rating. Before Forbes, Trump DC justified the status via the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences—run by a Trump associate/felon Joseph “Joey No Socks” Cinque, almost all of its North America honorees are Trump's.
More details on yesterday's Belt and Road Initiative Investment Forum—an "investment forum" on "China's global economic development and investment strategy"—at the Trump Hotel DC: bit.ly/2DwPUyf
Chef/humanitarian/one-time @realDonaldTrump litigant José Andrés weighs in on Trump Hotel DC's managing director's complaint about not being included in an Eater list
Found 0 pics of @VP Mike Pence's fundraiser for his brother at the Trump Hotel DC last night. If you've spotted any (or took some!), please let me know. Contact info in profile, DMs open. Thanks.
President of Oral Roberts University—"a charismatic university, founded in the fires of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible"—briefs major donors at the Trump Hotel DC (photo likely taken last weekend) bit.ly/2FObznw
EVP of Trump Org and owner of Trump Hotel DC, @DonaldJTrumpJr, reportedly knew in advance of Rex Tillerson's firing.
If you are a DC-area hotelier and also had this advance knowledge, please get in touch. Contact info in profile. Thx.
Update: Lockheed Martin is *not* hosting a event for Saudi Arabia's crown prince at the Trump Hotel DC. The event is a "satirical protest" staged by CODEPINK.
Today Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) introduced the HOTEL Act that would "prohibit government agencies from using taxpayer dollars to stay or dine at hotels, restaurants, and other properties owned by the President." bit.ly/2FH2Fwj
Apropos of nothing other than a long week, here's a repost of my favorite Trump Hotel DC sighting: Rudy Giuliani in a (wine?)-stained tux on the Benjamin Terrace (apparently the night of Mnuchin's wedding).
Co-founder of travel-industry intelligence platform Skift on the Trump Hotel DC's concerns about its treatment by the food media:
Trump Org EVP and Trump Hotel DC owner @DonaldJTrumpJr, who is not involved in politics, hosted GOP candidate for Florida governor and former Congressman Mark Foley, who resigned after sending sexually explicit messages to teenage boys, at Mar-A-Lago.
Fifth tweet from Trump Hotel DC managing director in four days about food-media coverage
Not definitive of course, but a search of the Trump Hotel DC's Instagram location page and Twitter yielded 1 mention of the hotel's Friday dessert night, "the most popular dessert venue in #WashingtonDC" (and that person was in the restroom)
"Government relations director" (lobbyist) for UnitedHealth at the Trump Hotel DC
National Diversity Coalition for Trump advisor at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2DBdf1T
Participated in last year's White House Easter egg roll.
Stayed at the Trump Hotel DC.
Trump Hotel DC still advertising for a new director of revenue. Previous one left the company shortly after @thedailybeast published an email in which he said he’d discussed business with @realDonaldTrump.
Intern at the U.S. House of Representatives visits the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2G5IQhs
Intern for the Republican National Committee celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2G4p7yU
GOP operative—whose profile picture shows him at the Trump Hotel DC—questions the motives of reporting about Trump Hotel DC guests who also visit @realDonaldTrump at the White House that same day to talk policy
One-time FBI agent celebrated his wife's birthday at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2FZTOoV
With Cambridge Analytica in the news, flashback to some sightings of Brad Parscale—digital media manager for @realDonaldTrump's 2016 campaign and campaign manager for Trump's reelection campaign—at the Trump Hotel DC
Birthday party for policy advisor at pro- @realDonaldTrump had her was at Trump Hotel DC. Attending: Trump political appointee Eddie Joe Williams and Arkansas state senator Gary Stubblefield, and Arkansas state rep. Ken Bragg (all Republicans). bit.ly/2G28HXP
Deputy Group President for gov't contractor Leidos, and heading a major DoD contact, at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2G4qUUG
Oh, before the policy advisor at pro- @realDonaldTrump America First Polices, Martha Boneta's, birthday party at the Trump Hotel DC, she went bowling at the White House bit.ly/2GGtIFb
Heard a @realDonaldTrump political appointee was advised *against* attending a work event at the Trump Hotel DC—even though it was relevant to his job—because of the optics and likelihood of being FOIA'd. He went anyway. Just submitted my FOIA request for details.
Raises a new angle on the Trump Hotel DC: U.S. gov't officials could be skipping events there, even when attending them is in the best interest of their job/the American people, because of the optics.
An unidentified entity is paying the president's Trump Hotel DC to serve BBQ tuna to 500 guests bit.ly/2FW6byX
"I am off to Washington DC with an amazing invitation from the White House! 💥😎💥 Can’t wait to see what God has in store! "
Looks like Trump Hotel DC hosted an event for Christian women influencers last night. bit.ly/2u7bha6
Supermodel and Food Network host Kim Alexis at the Trump Hotel DC last night bit.ly/2u3ux8i
Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield at the Trump Hotel DC last night bit.ly/2u5e43t
Director of women's engagement for the RNC and senior associate at a "full-service political consulting, public affairs, and public relations firm" at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2u1AC5j
Chief of staff for Rep. Roger Marshall (R–Kan.) at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2u1AC5j
Host of the The Power of Real Estate Show radio show saw a sign from God at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2u4Ijrf
-Real-estate radio host was invited to the White House
-Wore an Ivanka Trump dress
-Stayed at the Trump Hotel
"God is so good." bit.ly/2u3M943
County commissioner (R) for Osceola County (Florida) at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2u5kpw2
Just reviewed the FOIA response showing DoD expenses at Trump properties that broke last week: DoD spent $5,297.93 at Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2GLTI1Y
Summons for Donald J. Trump in his official and individual capacities ready for clerk's signature in DC and MD attorneys general's emoluments lawsuit.
D.C. government's security plans for March for Our Lives include blocking off the Trump Hotel DC's main entrance. Guests have to enter via 12th Street NW now, usually reserved for dignitaries. (by @KMaxGreenwood for @thehill) bit.ly/2FNu8fG
The Committee To Defend The President spent $686.50 on lodging at that very same president's hotel, the Trump Hotel DC.
Yesterday @realDonaldTrump's attorneys replied to DC wine bar Cork's opposition to Trump's motion to dismiss Cork's unfair competition lawsuit. (Executive summary: they still think it should be dismissed.)
Has a special dinner and speaking arrangement with Congress.
In video posted by Trump Hotel DC guest from her visit to the White House, Mike Pence thanks her group for "holding up the truth of the gospel." bit.ly/2GNtuw8
On Feb. 14, 2018, the RNC spent $65,395.92 at the Trump Hotel DC. Happy Valentine's Day! bit.ly/2GM2ayh
Associate at American Continental Group, "one of Washington's premier bipartisan government affairs and strategic consulting firms," at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2FZiOJI
Another pic of Milo Yiannopoulos at the Trump Hotel DC (likely from a few weeks ago) bit.ly/2FZE8Ph
The Indiana Republican Committee State Committee spent $831.15 on lodging at the Trump Hotel DC on Feb. 1, 2018 bit.ly/2ICZVxT
Commentator for @CNN, @NPR, and @thehill—and appointed by @realDonaldTrump to be a commissioner for the President's Commission on White House Fellowships—Paris Dennard promotes the Trump Hotel DC again
Plenty of rooms available at Trump Hotel DC during tomorrow's March for Our Lives. Deluxe last spring on a protest weekend cost me $640/night; it's $446 for tomorrow. Lots of other variables, of course, bit.ly/2GioDFj
Pic of George Papadopoulos meeting with @realDonaldTrump as part of his "national security team" at the Trump Hotel DC still up on Trump's Instagram account bit.ly/2GIm9NJ
President of the Lake Federated Republican Women [Florida] having high tea at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2IMy4v7
Heads a consultancy that helps clients comply with U.S. govt regulations.
Said "Yes, please" to bubblegum whipped cream at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GixPJU
March for Our Guns is today too: about 1,000 people are expected to meet at the Trump Hotel DC at 9 a.m. for a rally that will feature keynote speaker NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch."
(by @CoriC_FOX5DC for @fox5dc) bit.ly/2Gnf8oA
Director of finance at Concerned Women for America—mission is "to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens - first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society"—at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2GiyURY
While #MarchForOurLives is outside Trump Hotel DC, inside staffers for Sen. Cochran (R-Miss.), Rep. Roby (R-Ala.), Rep. Arrington (R-Texas), and the House Ways and Means committee, as well as the VP of the Greater Birmingham Republican Women sip champagne bit.ly/2DRwwwi
Facility Solutions Group, "one of the nation’s largest single-source providers of lighting and electrical products," is apparently sponsoring a company trip for employees at the Trump Hotel DC right now
Sputnik TV host Lee Stranahan livestreamed part of the #MarchForOurLives from outside the Trump Hotel DC. He praised the steak, criticized the marchers. bit.ly/2pEadVQ
Student board of education member at Harford County [Maryland] Public Schools visited DC yesterday, "not to March for gun control, but to have lunch with an old friend at Trump International Hotel!" bit.ly/2DWDyA0
Advisor for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2G9kAbg
Foreign gov't officials at Trump Hotel DC: The mayor and deputy mayor of the Greek island of Mykonos pose with billionaire heiress/Manhattan GOP chair. Earlier they all visited the White House.
Co-founder of World Business Bridge Fundation [sic], which "establish[es] contacts between entrepreneurs, customers, investors, government and self-government agencies" and operates in Poland and Nigeria, at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2I4HctU
District 3 councilman for Kenner, Louisiana, Keith Reynaud, at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2pH0TAA
Chef at Trump Hotel DC's steakhouse previewed its Easter brunch—on Fox & Friends
Tickets for Luke’s Wings Heroes Gala at the Trump Hotel DC range from $275/individual to $7,500 for a table for 8 bit.ly/2DXmNEG
Luke's Wings Heroes Gala at @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC is honoring one veteran and his family along with five corporations—including DoD contractor SAIC and the Rumsfeld Foundation (which, yes, refers to Donald Rumsfeld)
DoJ attorneys for @realDonaldTrump in his official capacity submitted a statement of interest in the DC and MD AGs' emoluments lawsuit today. it explains why they think the "individual-capacity claim against the President should be dismissed."
Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale spotted at Trump Hotel DC tonight by @swin24
NEW: Trump Hotel DC site of monthly event, Trump First Tuesdays—"Business network happy hour for goverrnment [sic] relations professionals." That means lobbyists.
Identities of Facebook users planning to attend a lobbyist networking event at the Trump Hotel DC, Trump First Tuesdays, is publicly available. Sixty people RSVP'd yes, another 158 are interested in attending.
"A U.S.-Turkish business conference set to be held at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., next month has been postponed in order to 'facilitate greater attendance' for the annual conclave." By @ChuckRossDC for @DailyCallerbit.ly/2IZLDHK
With Rep. Duncan Hunter’s (R–Calif.) bar-hopping in the news, flashback to some of his appearances at the Trump Hotel DC
Pollster for pro- @realDonaldTrump nonprofit America First Policies, and previously for the Trump campaign, had “another outstanding stay” at Trump Hotel DC
BREAKING: Judge in DC and MD AGs’ emoluments lawsuit v. @realDonaldTrump ruled plaintiffs *do have standing* with respect to the Trump Hotel DC. They do not have standing regarding Trump Org’s activities outside DC.
Judge’s conclusion in his ruling that the DC and MD AGs *do have standing* to pursue some of their emoluments violations claims regarding Trump Hotel DC v. @realDonaldTrump
Maryland AG comments on today’s ruling in the DC & MD AGs’ emoluments lawsuit v. @realDonaldTrump
Other high-profile state employees seen at Trump Hotel DC include Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky hoops coach John Calipari, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and lots of state AGs.
Lawyer representing DC wine bar Cork in its unfair competition lawsuit against Trump Hotel DC weighs in on today’s ruling that DC and MD AGs have standing to sue @realDonaldTrump over alleged emoluments clause violations at Trump Hotel DC.
Trump Hotel DC owner Donald Trump Jr. proclaims his love for his father/hotel co-owner/POTUS
Student/news website founder "on a mission to bring Reason and Objectivity to the world through a network of his creation. He is on a mission to destroy the obsolete establishment and reign in a new libertarian social order." At the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2pOwjVC
"Trump in Washington is an excellent hotel :) With the biggest prices for Washington - all rooms are busy :)" – CEO with a verified Instagram account and 683,000 followers posts in Russian bit.ly/2pR1TlE
"Enjoyed a late meeting at my favorite hotel in our nation's capitol and had the great pleasure of meeting the proprietor Donald J. Trump, Jr. You all may know his dad........." bit.ly/2pS0dbt
Wife of the White House Liaison at the Environmental Protection Agency—a political appointee of @realDonaldTrump's—"just hanging out" at the Trump Hotel DC
In their emoluments lawsuit v. @realDonaldTrump, DC and MD AGs notified the judge they do not plan to respond to the letter Trump's attorneys in his official capacity (from DoJ) filed about the charges against him in his personal capacity.
Greetings new followers! The Trump Hotel DC thread starts here (yes, in October). Because Twitter is hard, I broke it a couple times, so you'll have to follow some links. Enjoy!
#TBT to a historic moment for our nation: the first time a member of a president’s Cabinet interviewed a star from Growing Pains (Kirk Cameron had been photographed at Carson’s boss’s Trump Hotel DC around then too)
Opera singer Angela Knight is performing at the Trump Hotel DC on Mother's Day. She's also a minister whose mission is "Connecting people to God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit through music."
At the Trump Hotel DC—booking agent for Mario Lopez, Shannon Elizabeth, RuPaul, Khloe Kardasian, Ice-T (and Coco!), Danny Trejo, Gilbert Gotfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Jose Canseco, and more! bit.ly/2GlQzsC bit.ly/2GlQzZE
Director of social media for The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association at the Trump Hotel DC for an event bit.ly/2Gl0K0L
Head of advocacy for a communications firm that works in gov't relations [lobbying] having drinks at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GlvFdo
"#TBT to that time we saw [@] charliekirk1776 and [@] milo.yiannopoulos at Trump Hotel after Reaganpalooza and I fangirled real hard" bit.ly/2Goi1G8
NEW: The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness's spring gala will be at Trump Hotel DC on April 21. Bill O'Reilly is the guest of honor. Tickets start at $500. FLAG is a nonprofit that informs students about the greatness of America. bit.ly/2uyDqXF
White House correspondent for the Daily Caller and a political report for CBS News at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Gqu7e6
Associate director of mail analysis at the Office of Presidential Correspondence sipping champagne at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GtECgQ
The Trump Hotel DC served little bunnies at its desert night last evening—probably in honor of Easter rather than a certain Playboy playmate bit.ly/2Iji5DX
Deputy director of government affairs [lobbyist] for the American Center for Law & Justice, which has "the mandate to protect religious and constitutional freedoms," at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GryntN
Solid argument from @OnTheHudsonNYC that the Trump Hotel DC’s dessert bunnies were, in fact, in honor of a Playboy playmate rather than Easter. Developing...
Foreign gov't official at the Trump Hotel DC: vice-president elect of the Municipal Committee of Nagua, Maria Trinidad Sanchez province in the Dominican Republic bit.ly/2GryntN
America First DC, which meets monthly at Trump Hotel DC, had its Twitter account suspended for violating rules against hateful speech. (It's since been re-instated.)
Next American First DC meetup—"Patriots for politically substantive networking and special MAGA events"—at Trump Hotel DC is this Weds. Featured guest is talking up a "#AmericaFirst" alternative to CPAC.
"President Trump looks at America the same way that I look at bacon" posts the social media coordinator at Heritage Action for America (a lobbying firm) and the student body president at Catholic University from the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2J6ZAnb
"It’s April 1st, posing with President Trump at the Trump Hotel in Washington." bit.ly/2JaCjkc
.@realDonaldTrump political appointee, Charles Munoz, the White House liaison to the EPA, brunched with his wife at his boss's Trump Hotel DC today
Sells software to the DoD for Dell. Ate Easter brunch at the commander-in-chief's Trump Hotel DC.
At the Trump Hotel DC: president of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida, "a non-profit watchdog organization that investigates and exposes psychiatric abuse"—a group established by the Church of Scientology bit.ly/2Gqe5EU
At the Trump Hotel DC: A lobbyist dining with a foreign gov't official (deputy dir of gov't affairs for the American Center for Law & Justice, VP elect of the Municipal Committee of Nagua, Maria Trinidad Sanchez province in the Dominican Republic) bit.ly/2GqZPMh
Executive director at the HOPE Foundation for a Better Future ("strives to build better men and women for today and a better world for tomorrow") at the Trump Hotel DC for Easter—with a Trump clutch? bit.ly/2GqqqsQ
President of a gov't relations firm [lobbyist] at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2JbNqtj
The Annual National Hellenic Society White House Greek Independence Day After Party was at the...
A look at Louise Linton who lived in "the gaudy confines of the Trump International Hotel in Washington" [writer's words, not Linton's] for six months (by @elainaplott for @washingtonian) bit.ly/2JaBiJf
@DonaldJTrumpJr Arvind Chadha was at least the second person to make the move from working at the Trump Hotel DC to the White House. Previously Timothy Harleth became the White House chief usher after having been director of rooms at the hotel. nyti.ms/2EdI4Km
Embattled EPA administrator Scott Pruitt stopped by his boss's Trump Hotel DC on Easter.
Here's another pic of EPA admin Scott Pruitt at @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC yesterday. Fun fact: Pruitt's $50 daily rent is probably less than what he spent on Easter brunch (assuming he paid the menu prices).
Repeat guest at Trump Hotel DC and other Trump Org properties, the MyPillow guy, weighs in on Laura Ingraham (he cool)
Trump First Tuesdays—"Business Networking Happy Hour for Government Relations [lobbyists] Professionals and Friends"—at the Trump Hotel DC is tonight. 101 people have RSVP'd yes so far. bit.ly/2GubLMx
DC correspondent for Greek Public Broadcasting at the Trump Hotel DC
A corporate and securities partner at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP is staying at the Trump Hotel DC and looking forward to tomorrow's Trump Tuesdays, a networking event for lobbyists. He "often work[s] on matters involving the federal government." bit.ly/2GvTyLi
Two days ago, this lobbyist who is staying at the Trump Hotel DC and attending Trump Tuesdays, posted a picture of himself with @realDonaldTrump. bit.ly/2GyCeFB
The vice president of the U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce let the Trump Hotel DC know he thinks it has the best bar in the city.
The Trump Hotel DC just boasted of its view of EPA HQ. No need to look out the window though to see what the EPA's up to—EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and the White House's EPA liaison, Charles Munoz, both brunched at the Trump Hotel DC on Easter.
Sole Glassdoor review of what it's like to work at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2GvB4yz
Trump Hotel DC co-owner/Trump Org EVP/son of @POTUS/spouse of Real News Update host @EricTrump at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2IqCPJO
"Result-oriented, aggressive political consultant & media professional" at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EjzDxc
Writes for "mission-driven partnerships [that] advance policy, political, and cultural changes that enable people to improve their lives." Attended Trump First Tuesdays—"Business Networking Happy Hour for Government Relations "—at the Trump Hotel. DC bit.ly/2Ejjnw3
Staff assistant to Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy.), Vincent S. Kreul, attended Trump First Tuesdays—"Business Networking Happy Hour for Government Relations"—at the Trump Hotel DC last night. bit.ly/2Ejjnw3
"Selling the wines to President Mr. Trump 🇺🇸🍷🤜🏼"
– winery export manager at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EfNvsl
Represents healthcare providers in government investigations, mostly via DoJ and DHHS. Had a successful sabre ceremony at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2GxpxKV
Lobbyist who represents clients before Congress also participated in this successful sabre ceremony at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2GxpxKV
Guessing the Trump Hotel DC thread is at more than 1,000 tweets, dating back to Oct. (starts at the one below, connected by a few links). Any feedback? Info you want more of? Types of sightings that don't seem worth sharing? DMs open. Thanks.
A corporate and securities partner at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP who "often work[s] on matters involving the federal government" poses with GOP House candidate/ @VP bro Greg Pence (who "will fight for Hoosier values, not D.C. values"). At the Trump Hotel DC.
Special asst to the speaker for correspondence in the Ohio House, Elisabeth Westlake, also went to the White House Easter Egg roll and enjoyed a sabre'd bottle of champagne the Trump Hotel DC too. "When at [@] trumpwashingtondc you go big or go home 🍾 [@] toddmhenson #MAGA"
The communications director for the lobbying firm Horizon Government Affairs met Ben Savage from Boy Meets World at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2GXaJJc
Director of global public relations affairs, and communications at the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria ("facilitates academic interaction, research, and activities in the humanities and social sciences in Bulgaria") at the Trump Hotel DC.
City Center-area restaurants include DBGB DC (maybe), Momofuku (no), Centrolina (maybe), Ruth's Chris (ha!), Zatyinya (ha! but for a different reason), Bibiana Osteria Enoteca (no), and Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee (Trump gets two scoops!).
Also possible: McCarthy and Trump are sitting on a City Center bench while the Majority Leader feeds the President red and pink Starbursts.
Top contenders for where @realDonaldTrump dined in his first non-Trump Hotel DC restaurant as POTUS have been narrowed down: DBGB, Centrolina, and Fig and Olive.
Also, Del Frisco's Double Eagle steak house (which based on the name alone seems like the best bet).
Looks like "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage was back at the Trump Hotel DC.
Works for "a leading global government solutions provider in support of the U.S.," Dyna Corp. Stayed at the Trump Hotel DC. facebook.com/cindy.hansen.9…
Retiring Rep. Gregg Harper's (R–Miss.) campaign fund spent $1,696.68 at the Trump Hotel DC on Dec. 11, 2017 for travel. bit.ly/2JmQF1k
Nigel Farage's comms person found the Trump Hotel DC's house music "absolutely banging."
Help (please)! Do you know where exactly @realDonaldTrump dined in City Center last night? If it was in fact a restaurant, that'd be his first meal as POTUS at a DC eatery not in his Trump Hotel DC. Thanks!
Last night @POTUS_Schedule said it was "not a 'Private Residence'"—but that tweet (shown first) has since been deleted. 👀
New video of former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly plugging his Trump Hotel DC appearance at the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) for its first annual spring gala on April 21.
“As allegations continue to swirl about the president and a payout to a porn star to cover up a sexual encounter, evangelical leaders are organizing a sit-down with President Trump in June”—at the Trump Hotel DC. By @sarahmccammon for @MorningEdition. npr.org/2018/04/06/599…
Signs reading "“Luxury condo on Capitol Hill, $50 a night!!! Live luxuriously for cheap — just like Scott [Pruitt]!” posted outside Trump Hotel DC. By @Timothy_Cama for @thehillbit.ly/2GEWeGA
Outgoing Rep. Bill Shuster's (R–Pa.) $19,571.91 payment to Trump Hotel DC came 12 days before he met with the hotel's owner @realDonaldTrump, asking for the president's support on an infrastructure bill (by Kylie Toscanp for @CREWcrew) bit.ly/2GLUknG
Rep. Shuster's (R–Pa.) $19,571.91 payment to the Trump Hotel DC, BTW, *appears* to have been for a holiday party for his staffers.
NEW: "Apprentice" season 3 contestant Stephanie Myers apparently got a job in @realDonaldTrump's administration and celebrated at his Trump Hotel DC. (Her last job was as a program manager for a DoD contractor.)
Texas oil and gas man stayed at Trump Hotel DC and got "to see President Trump up close and having the privilege to shake Melania’s hand, well I don’t need to say anything more." bit.ly/2HhQUd6
Captain in the Polk County, Florida, sheriff's office, Terry J. Storie, spent "a typical Saturday hanging at Trump International Hotel having a drink." bit.ly/2HkUpQi
Department of Homeland Security staffer at the Trump Hotel DC for the Luke’s Wings Heroes Gala bit.ly/2HhCjhT
Facebook user with a QAnon profile pic "Watched it all go down live" when @realDonaldTrump
and Melania departed BLT Prime at the Trump Hotel DC last night. bit.ly/2Hlzj3W
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans—a nonprofit "honoring perseverance, integrity and excellence"—is holding its 2018 membership and board of directors meeting at the Trump Hotel DC in October.
Alt-right media personalities Cassandra Fairbanks and Lucian Wintrich with an education policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation at the Trump Hotel DC
Last night Infowars's Alex Jones broadcast live from the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2uVQoPK
President of the socially conservative Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, deniest NPR's report that Evangelical meeting at Trump Hotel DC is to address concerns with @realDonaldTrump about his behavior.
After his grand entrance off the elevator, Jones goes right into his review:
“I tell you, they’ve done an amazing job.”
“Had dinner here, had a great steak.” 2/
Alex Jones is not staying at the Trump Hotel DC; he's saying with friends down the street. But his crew—which I think is just a guy with an Android phone and a selfie stick—is staying at the hotel. 3/
BREAKING: "Obviously the communist Chinese are not in control of this facility [Trump Hotel DC]. Our country though has been overrun by globalists.” – Alex Jones 4/
With no segue, Jones is back to praising the Trump Hotel DC’s steak, pointing out where he ate it. 5/
Jones, in fact, at his steak at the Trump Hotel DC's steak house. 6/
Jones is now plugging big announcements today and one at the National Press Club on Tuesday. (The National Press Club’s calendar does not show such an event.) bit.ly/2HkHPAf 7/
“Trump, just last night, came and had dinner right down there in his own steakhouse. So, again, that’s what it’s all about. It’s all about Americana.” – Alex Jones 8/
Back to ranting against globalists. 9/
BREAKING: “The Democrats are trying to repeal the First Amendment right now, not just the Second Amendment. And we are standing strong, we are fighting back.” –Alex Jones, from the Trump Hotel DC 10/
Jones praises himself, thanks his supporters, and signs off. The video though is just more than halfway over. So stay tuned, there’s less. 11/
“You know this place is metaphysical or it’s an archetype or it’s a parallel of America. This old beautiful thing that’s got such great history. And it’s about to be demolished. And in comes Trump with hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions..." 12/
"...They say half a billion dollars of investment [it was $200 million] to renovate and rebuild and do all this and to make it vibrate and beautiful again with classical architecture. That’s just like America.” – Alex Jones 13/
Alex Jones said his parents have “basically that exact thing hanging above the fireplace.” Curious what the person who spearheaded the hotel's design, @IvankaTrump, thinks about that. /14
Cliffhanger: Alex Jones is heading downstairs to give more of a tour of the Trump Hotel DC, but concerned the live video may cut out in the elevator. Developing… /15
…If the live feed did cut out, it did not happen until after we got this close up of Alex Jones’s chins. [Don't at me.]... /16
Jones’s crew *does* in fact appear to be just another guy holding an Android phone on a selfie stick. “Always the seer is a sayer. Somehow his dream is told; somehow he publishes it with solemn joy...” – Emerson /17
“The media’s demonized people saying, ‘Oh, we should have the Federal Elections Commission get involved if anyone political stays at Trump Towers or Trump Hotels...." 18/
"...Imagine the left with all their billions in the Clinton Foundation [inaudible] they say, ‘look investigate anybody that decides to stay at Trump facilities.’” /19
Spoiler alert: Alex Jones’s live feed from the Trump Hotel DC did not cut out in the elevator. (Sorry.) 20/
“I will say this. CNN should not be on at Trump Tower [sic].” – Jones
“I wonder if they are paying to be on here.” – Jones’s cinematographer
(The McDonald's ad though does seem on target.) 21/
“Good to see you back” – Trump Hotel DC bartender to Jones. Bar is closing though so no nightcap here for Alex. 22/
Jones, repeatedly: “This was the national post office.”
Fact check: False. It wasn’t. It was the Old Post Office. 23/
"Alex Jones LIVE From Trump Hotel DC" has been viewed 24,827 times in about eight hours. I know why I watched it (#ServiceJournalism), but not sure about the other 24,826 views. 24/24
Estimate that Malaysian PM's stay at Trump Hotel DC may have cost $100,000 in this great podcast on " one of the largest investigations ever by the Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative." By @AmyWalters_, @Patrick_Madden for @revealbit.ly/2IBpLBC
Not that food and travel media should rely on press releases for story ideas, but if you're going to get miffed at the lack of coverage...Trump Hotel DC's press page shows only three releases since the hotel opened. bit.ly/2vE0JLt
Only pic I found of the Trump Hotel DC's Monday Wings Night, BTW, was mine.
Today @realDonaldTrump is hosting Qatar's amir at the White House. The editor-in-chief of Qatar's Al-Watan newspaper just posted a bunch of pics from the Trump Hotel DC.
NYC councilman and former Trump Hotel DC guest Joe Borelli (R–Staten Island) is plugging the hotel chef's spot on a radio show,
This orthodontist just made her reservation at the Trump Hotel DC during the American Association of Orthodontists' 2018 annual session in DC. @realDonaldTrump's hotel is one of its preferred options (it's the most expensive one too).
Former White House spox Sean Spicer reported lurking in the Trump Hotel DC's bushes today. bit.ly/2IJ7ylt
Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R) resigned yesterday as the FBI investigates his expensive lifestyle. Here’s his special asst for correspondence, Elizabeth Westlake, having champagne saber’d at the Trump Hotel DC. "When at [@] trumpwashingtondc you go big or go home 🍾"
The World Gas Conference just announced that U.S. Dept. of Energy Sec. Rick Perry will host a dialog at the conference with foreign gov'ts and industry. One of the conference hotels—and the most expensive one at that: the Trump Hotel DC.
Owner and managing director of a Singapore company involved in casinos and airports staying at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2JDYksc
Paul Ryan's Team Ryan spent $9 million in the last quarter: $0 at the Trump Hotel DC or any other Trump property. bit.ly/2JERQJA
Elizabeth Westlake, special asst for correspondence to former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R)—who resigned as FBI investigates his expensive lifestyle—has made her Instagram account private. Earlier she posted, "When at [@] trumpwashingtondc you go big or go home 🍾"
Possibly to everyone's great relief, I have been unable to locate a photo of Alex Jones making out by the Trump Hotel DC.
Director at Turning Point USA (a youth organization that promotes "fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government") celebrated his birthday at the Trump Hotel DC with the co-founder of X Strategies ("an elite conservative strategy firm). bit.ly/2Hed3vB
Financial services legislative assistant for Rep. Warren Davidson (R–Ohio), Ron William Hammond, brunching at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2EOG8Iq
Media editor for The Wrap, focuses on Hollywood, at the Trump Hotel DC
Trump Hotel DC managing director takes a break at the office to tweet about Real Madrid
" Went to Trump Hotel today after the Spring Garden Tour with my Roomate and met some AWESOME TRUMP ladies and true Conservative beauties from Chicago. Had our candied bacon and beverages and I was good drinking water." bit.ly/2ENC2jO
r/The_Donald poster who joined the NRA because of "David Hogg and skinhead chick" and "fear[s] a deep state false flag is imminent" stopped by the Trump Hotel DC for some bubbly. "Pure Americana!"
NEW: Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. spent $67,805.19 at the Trump Hotel DC and its steakhouse, $125,842.67 at all Trump properties from 11/13/17–3/9/18 in new campaign filing bit.ly/2qzAAMU
Deputy director of communications for the House Homeland Security Committee, Tess Glancey, shares another just-engaged photo from the Trump Hotel DC. Looks like they're having a bottle of champagne sabre'd.
One of the Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-Calif.) expenses at the Trump Hotel DC was on Jan. 19 (for $631). Here's a pic of him there on Jan. 17 with his military legislative assistant and a special assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. bit.ly/2DhkwET
Director of global public relations affairs, and communications at the American Research Center in Bulgaria ("facilitates academic interaction, research, and activities in the humanities and social sciences") saw @realDonaldTrump's at Trump Hotel DC visit bit.ly/2qGfRY3
@realDonaldTrump "Dessert and aperitif at the invitation of [former Kansas state] Senator Edward Reilly [(R)]. Nothing to do with politics, just an interesting landmark. And great people watching!" – Former mayor of Leavenworth, Kansas, Mark Preisinger (R) bit.ly/2EXzH5T
The Trump Org donated $151,470 to the U.S. Treasury in Feb. 2018—which it claims are its proceeds from foreign governments. Via my #FOIA request, here’s the check, a letter from Trump’s attorney, and the deposit ticket report.
Former Trump campaign spox Katrina Pierson reportedly spotted back at the Trump Hotel DC.
Philippines' U.S. Embassy's Independence Day celebration reportedly to be held at the...
Reminder: While @EricTrump said the Trump Org tries to avoid business from foreign gov'ts, the Trump Hotel DC has a "director of transient and embassy sales." She's worked there for 2.5 years. bit.ly/2AqmkxR
One of the gents smoking cigars with Michael Cohen in that buzzy pic was Jerry Rotonda, a former Deutsche Bank executive. Deutsche Bank financed many Trump Org projects—including Trump Hotel DC. (By @ajdukakis, @lcbruggeman for @abcnews) abcn.ws/2vAYLk7
Wonder if Rudy Giuliani will last longer on Team Trump than the "Italian stallion" to his left (at the Trump Hotel DC of course). bit.ly/2qM4bmv
"'We consider the Trump International Hotel to be a fitting venue for celebrating this special milestone. We note that several other Embassies successfully held their National Day events in the hotel." – The Philippine embassy to @ShaolinTom for @Newsweekbit.ly/2qN2XHL
Former White House spox Sean Spicer looks like he enjoyed his dessert with a staffer for Asharq Al-Awsat, an Arab international newspaper, at the Trump Hotel DC.
Wife of Republican candidate for Court of Common Pleas Judge in
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Brian Darling, thinks @realDonaldTrump built a beautiful hotel. bit.ly/2JamBot
Guest at Saturday's Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) gala at the Trump Hotel DC —raising money to promote American greatness in the schools, featured guest @BillOReilly—checked in Wednesday to the hotel.
The Army Officers' Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington DC area is having a tour and high tea right now at the commander-in-chief @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC. $62.75 per person. bit.ly/2vyQAEM
Cruz is just one person associated with @marcorubio to visit the Trump Hotel DC, of course. The senator himself was a featured speaker at the Order of St. Andrew's International Conference on Religious Freedom. bit.ly/2AASmE8
@marcorubio Rubio's wife, Jeanette, also patronized the Trump Hotel DC when she ate a bowl of berries there last July. bit.ly/2v3IK
"Current U.S. Senate Intern. Proud Conservative."
"My ultimate goal is to work in the White House one day."
Here's Bill O'Reilly and CNN commentator/President Trump Hispanic Advisory Council member Steve Cortes "raising funds for patriotic civics education in America..." — at the Trump Hotel DC
CNN commentator/member of @realDonaldTrump Hispanic Advisory Council at the Trump Hotel DC
The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness's (FLAG) spring gala, "an Evening with Bill O'Reilly," was at the Trump Hotel DC Saturday to raise funds to educate students about America's greatness. Amazed how few pictures I've bee able to find.
Yesterday @realDonaldTrump RT'd the journalist who'd earlier gotten the scoop about how much the Trump Org donated to the US Treasury for its 2017 profits from business with foreign governments
NEW: Trump Hotel DC's "director of transient and diplomatic sales" no longer has "diplomatic sales" in her title—four days after a tweet pointing out her title's discrepancy with an @EricTrump statement got traction
New details about Sushi Nakazawa opening in May at the Trump Hotel DC:
-can seat 44, including 10 at the bar
-decor keeps "with the decorative style of surrounding Trump hotel"
-expect to have 1,500 sakes and wines
Entry of appearance filed today in DC & MD AGs' lawsuit v. @realDonaldTrump in his individual capacit., Trump will be represented by William S. Consovoy. A partner at Consovoy McCarthy Park, he clerked for Clarence Thomas and has donated to many GOP pols (but not Trump).
Based on the carpet, it appears that Maine @Governor_LePage (R) *is* at the Trump Hotel DC again. The judge in the DC & MD AGs' emoluments suit v. @realDonaldTrump cited an earlier stay of LePage's there when granting the AGs standing.
Throwback Tuesday: Six weeks before the Trump Hotel DC hosted the US–Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference's Welcome Reception for Visiting Afghan Business & Government Delegations tonight, @erictrump said this:
DC Dept. of Health inspected Trump Hotel DC and BLT Prime on 4/19 (routine). Biggest issues: "raw animal foods were stored above ready to eat foods" and "does not label containers of food, maintain a time/temperature log, or have written procedures."
At Trump Hotel DC last night: Trump surrogate, WH CongressionalcComms director, Sinclair commentator, special asst. to POTUS, former WH dir rapid response, and public liaison to POTUS/son of POTUS attorney.
(via @politico) politi.co/2HxsQCD
@CREWcrew@realDonaldTrump Trump Hotel DC doorman appears—possibly unknowingly—in a political post promoting Travis Allen (R) for California governor. (Haven't seen hotel staff engage/used in political posts before.)
The US government *does* have to authorize Brand USA. (So maybe there's a little incentive for it to showcase @realDonaldTrump's hotel.) If you're on this #MegaFam, I'd love to see the itinerary and communications. Thanks!
Heard that Trump Hotel DC is advertising its Friday Dessert Night on Facebook. If you see an ad, a screenshot would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Trump Hotel DC offering three varieties of juleps in advance of Kentucky Derby // The best mint julep recipe, BTW: 1. Get water, cane sugar, fresh mint, ice, bourbon
2.Throw out water, cane sugar, fresh mint, ice 3. Enjoy
Likes aren't endorsements, of course, but Brand USA doesn't seem to be denying that it took foreign travel-industry types to the Trump Hotel DC so they can better sell/cover it.
In DC & MD AGs' emoluments lawsuit v. @realDonaldTrump, judge agreed to Trump's request for accelerated schedule in individual suit, denied request to participate in individual capacity during oral arguments in the suit against him in his official capacity.
New details: Travel industry folks Trump Hotel DC hosted via Brand USA were from UK and Ireland. (While Brand USA claims to not receive taxpayer funds, it does get gov't $ via visa fees. Also relies on US gov't for its authorization, which has been in danger.)
Yesterday the CEO of a conservative political consultancy met the president of the Turkish-American Business Association at the Trump Hotel DC
Today the CEO was at the Trump Hotel DC with a Trump Campaign Advisory Board member.
The day after being confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell was at the Trump Hotel DC with former Trump campaign spox Katrina Pierson and conservative columnist/Trump advisory board member Madison Gesiotto.
Controller for Public Opinion Strategies, "a market research company specializing in corporate and public policy research," at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2r80O9J
Founder and president of Virginia Women for Trump/partner at Global Resources Network ("initiates and implements...public sector programs and projects in multiple international settings") at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2r80O9J
Philippines U.S. embassy sent out 300 invitations to its national day celebration at the Trump Hotel DC—"including U.S. senators and Congress members."
(by @BernardFCondon, Stephen Braun for @AP) bit.ly/2r29mii
After discussing North Korea with on Fox News, retired general Anthony Tata hung out with NYCDogs4Trump at the Trump Hotel DC.
Report: “'Business friends' of Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez"—not the gov't—are paying for the Philippine U.S. Embassy's national day celebration at the Trump Hotel DC. (By @roymabasa for @manilabulletin)
@roymabasa@manilabulletin Former White House spox Sean Spicer, former Trump campaign manage Corey Lewandowski, and former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie at the Trump Hotel DC last night per an anonymous tipster.
Economic and commercial officer at U.S. Department of State/officer in the U.S. Army Reserve celebrated his wedding anniversary at commander-in-chief @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2HEEoUH
Member of Bryan, Texas's Planning and Zoning Commission, Kyle Incardona (R), stayed at the Trump Hotel DC and brought home some gold.
After church today, an attorney who represents government contractors brunched at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2I1WQd4
Lobbyist for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation/senior adviser to In Defense of Christians celebrated her birthday at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2r9LABP
Richard Painter, vice chair of CREW—suing @realDonaldTrump over alleged emoluments violations—filed papers to run for U.S. Senate in Minn. Longtime Republican changed parties to run as a Democrat for Al Fraken's old seat. (by @walshpj for @StarTribune) strib.mn/2r7FeTy
Three major emoluments lawsuits against @realDonaldTrump. CREW vice chair Richard Painter is involved in two (CREW is a plaintiff in one, helping MD/DC AGs in another). If elected to US Senate, seems likely @RWPUSA'd join the Senate/House Dems in the 3rd. strib.mn/2r7FeTy
"One of the top 100 influencers in India using Klout Score" really liked the Trump Hotel DC (by @nivedithg)
The SuperPAC @realDonaldTrump is dining with tonight at the Trump Hotel DC spent $61,129.84 at Trump Hotel DC and its restaurants in Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018—plus another $940.24 at Trump Hotel Las Vegas. bit.ly/2qtwjeV
The president of the Turkish American Business Association/American Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, Ali Osman Akat, posted a pic an hour ago from the Trump Hotel DC. Unclear, of course, if this pic is fresh or if he's there to meet with @realDonaldTrump.
2. 4/29/2018—T-Mobile announces a merger with Sprint.
3. 4/30/2018—Legere spotted at the Trump Hotel DC.
The pic of T-Mobile CEO John Legere at the Trump Hotel DC posted on Facebook last night has been removed from public view (similarly, Legere's tweet saying he was checking out of @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel NYC also has been deleted).
Military member lets commander-in-chief know he'd like to stay at the latter's Trump Hotel DC
A pastor found a lot of glory at the Trump Hotel DC yesterday.
Today @realDonaldTrump filed a motion to dismiss the DC and MD's emoluments lawsuit against him in his personal capacity. "Absolute immunity bars individual-capacity lawsuits against the President for actions taken upon assumption of office."
Close friend of @realDonaldTrump and Paul Manafort, billionaire Thomas J. Barrack Jr., was at the Trump Hotel DC today. Posing here the president of the Turkish American Business Association/American Chamber of Commerce in Turkey. bit.ly/2w2rZIB
An Evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC is in nine days. Tickets start at $250.
RE: Super PAC hosting an evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC. Assuming MAGA Coalition's legal name is MAGA Coalition Inc., 59 percent of its funding—$100,000—came from Doug Kinney, former CEO of firm that makes customer-relations software. bit.ly/2HIQrUY
The MAGA Coalition, hosting an evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC, has paid at least $60,000 in consulting fees to one Sebastian Gorka. bit.ly/2I5cmFi
"The MAGA Coalition will reach out to everyday Americans and build an unprecedented model of grassroots activism." 36 percent of the MAGA Coalition's expenditures have gone to Sebastian Gorka. Tickets for its evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC start at $250.
New pic of T-Mobile CEO John Legere at Trunp Hotel DC, just days after announcing a merger with Sprint that will require federal regulators' ok. Based on hashtags and others in pics, looks like he's at Trump First Tuesdays, networking event for lobbyists. bit.ly/2Kw6Bic
T-Mobile CEO John Legere poses with the president of the Black Conservative Federation at the Trump Hotel DC during Trump First Tuesdays, a "business networking happy hour for government relations professionals [lobbyists] and friends."
In what I think is a first, an organization hosting an event at the Trump Hotel DC has blocked me on this website. In this case, it's the MAGA Coalition, which is hosting an Evening with Sarah Palin, tickets start at $250. Nevertheless..
...Diamond and Silk are joining the MAGA Coalition's Evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC. Tickets start at $250.
The MAGA Coalition updated its website so you can no longer see how many people RSVP'd for its Evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC (last night it was two people).
NEW: The American Association of Orthodontists is having a celebration in the Trump Hotel DC's presidential ballroom on May 7 as part of its annual session. (The hotel is also one of the conferences' preferred vendors.)
Speakers at the Tea for Trump Birthday Extravaganza at the Trump Hotel DC have been fleshed out: Apprentice contestant/former campaign spox Tana Goertz, Diamond, Silk, Laura Loomer, Charlie Kirk, and former campaign economic advisor Steve Moore bit.ly/2Ku0ta8
$325 room rate for Tea for Trump Birthday Extravaganza guests is well below the Trump Hotel DC's reported average of $652.98/night
I stayed at the Trump Hotel DC last spring, ate bacon hanging from a clothesline (delicious!), chatted with @realDonaldTrump, reported on the hotel's alleged legal issues and then wrote a very long article. It was published last night, and I hope you read it.
Inside the world’s most controversial hotel: The Trump Hotel DC was expected to take its place among the crown jewels of D.C.’s travel scene. Now it’s also a magnet for protestors, a West Wing Annex, and—possibly—the center of a constitutional crisis. bit.ly/2HNgJBv
While researching the article, I monitored the hotel’s comings and goings via social media, as well as other news about it. Once I finished my draft, I kept up with the info so the article would be current when it was published.
Rather than sitting on them though, I shared the sightings as I saw them: much of the info was public anyway, other bits didn’t fit into my assignment, I didn't want to get scooped (so I scooped myself I guess), and some sightings seemed like they'd be less relevant if I waited.
There was one sighting I sat on though (that’s me asking the inane question): bit.ly/2HPVfDZ
With a little luck and a $160 steak dinner (pre tip), I got close enough to the President of the United States to speak with him.
Piece published, I’m eager to continue covering the Trump Hotel DC. One of the challenges, as I—and apparently others—see it though is that traditional media articles aren't always the best way to cover what's happening at the Trump Hotel DC.
For example, it's a big story the first time something happens at the Trump Hotel DC—RNC hosts an event, foreign embassy holds a gala, Trump visits—and it gets major coverage. But when those events happen again and again and again, they don't get as much coverage. Old news.
But what's perhaps more consequential, newsworthy, and interesting is that these events and sightings at the Trump Hotel DC keep happening. The admin officials/clients, the foreign gov't clients, the lobbyists holding a function are not outliers, they are not one-time events.
It's the subsequent visits, the day-in and day-out doings that show the trend. After keeping tabs on the Trump Hotel DC for more than a year, I have some thoughts on how to best present that reporting (and it's not a Twitter thread). Contact info is in profile.
And, yes, the twitter thread of sightings and other Trump Hotel DC news continues...
Here's the president of the Turkish American Business Association/American Chamber of Commerce in Turkey with Lara Lea Trump and the CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, Pastor Darrell Scott; bit.ly/2HQVpuX
Where did Candace Owens talk up @kanyewest's free-thinking genius to CPAC attendees?
On the National Day of Prayer, an executive VP at Answers in Genes—a Christianity-defending ministry dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith & to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively"—visited the Trump Hotel DC and professed his love for his son
Cool, helpful tracker of who's spending money at @realDonaldTrump's Trump Hotel DC. Politicians! Trump! Foreign governments! Very deep 🐇🕳. Via @washingtonpost
"And none of the guest services feel particularly Trumpian: When enrolling in Trump Card—the company’s privileges program—the gender options were male, female, and 'not important,' a choice even for children." (by me, for @CNTraveler) bit.ly/2HNgJBv
Wonder if that's why Barrack was in DC and seen at the Trump Hotel DC this week. bit.ly/2w2rZIB
Don Jr. and Roger Stone were at the Trump Hotel DC before their Congressional testimony. Seems like Trump Hotel DC has an in with getting business from Trump confidants in town to testify. (Stone pic via @Olivianuzzibit.ly/2wLZ9ZG)
“We love you Mr. President!” Trump waved back, basking in the kind of dopamine-soaked blend of monument and adoration that must be near-irresistible to someone who’s his own chief preoccupation. cntraveler.com/story/trump-ho…
Member of the European Parliament, Gabriela Zoană, at the Trump Hotel DC
“Despite that distaste for bankers’ paperwork, the Trump Organization still obtained loans in this period from Deutsche Bank. Starting in 2012, Trump borrowed...$170 million from the same bank to renovate the Old Post Office into a hotel in Washington.” washingtonpost.com/politics/as-th…
.@realDonaldTrump congratulates Ric Grenell on being confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Germany.
(The day after the Senate confirmed Grenell, he was at his boss's Trump Hotel DC.)
@realDonaldTrump "And none of the guest services feel particularly Trumpian...Atop the Gideon Bible in the nightstand’s drawer lay a card letting me know that seven additional religious texts—including the Quran—were available on request." (for @CNTraveler) bit.ly/2HNgJBv
Appears Trump Hotel DC's five-star client reception last week was for members of the DC business community
If you're active-duty or retired military—and wear your uniform—the MAGA Coalition's treasurer will donate 10 tickets for you to attend An Evening with Sarah Palin at the commander-in-chief's Trump Hotel DC.
In Sept. 2017, EPA admin Scott Pruitt was invited to speak to and dine with the board of the Williams Companies (at energy company) at the Trump Hotel DC. Here's the list of attendees, via @SierraClub's FOIA request. bit.ly/2FSwsgK
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt ate breakfast with board members of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance—engaged in domestic onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production—at the Trump Hotel DC on Sept.
(via @SierraClub's FOIA request bit.ly/2FSwsgK)
When The Lincoln Club of Orange County (Calif.), a "pro-business political organization" was trying to get EPA admin Scott Pruitt to attend one of its events, its executive director suggested lunch at the Trump Hotel DC.
Align Technology ("dedicated to transforming lives by improving the journey to a healthy, beautiful smile") is throwing a soldout after-party for the American Association of Orthodontists tonight–both events are at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2FSKoaz
(No tickets to the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel were purchased while researching those tweets.)
Joseph Billie (R–Pa.) is running for Congress as an "American First Republican."
Billie's attending a MAGA Meetup at the Trump Hotel DC this week.
Alt-right personalty Cassandra Fairbanks heading to the Trump Hotel DC for tonight's MAGA Meetup.
A special event every weeknight at Trump Hotel DC this week:
Thursday—An Evening with Sarah Palin (and Diamond and Silk)
Executive director of the Ghani Group, Kabul-based firm that "operates subsidiaries dealing with security services to private and public clients, Import and Export, as well as Construction and Real Estate" pulled up in a Bentley SUV at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2FV2ecY
Not only did T-Mobile CEO John Legere stay at the Trump Hotel DC days after his company announced a merger with Sprint that'll require U.S. regulators approval, but he was happy to make his presence known.
Looks like Invisalign sponsored one of the American Association of Orthodontists' events at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2FWOH4O
"How do you end the day after bowling at the White House.....? Drinks and apps at the Trump Hotel!" bit.ly/2FXrhMt
Assistant to VP of operations at International Christian Embassy Jerusalem ("educates Christians all over the world about Israel's unique calling") kicked off her United States trip at the Trump Hotel DC. bit.ly/2FVe5ry
German orthodontics company Forestadent sponsored at event at the Trump Hotel DC during the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting
Nigerian officials, including Garba Shehu, a spokesmen for President Muhammadu Buhari, were at the Trump Hotel DC on April 29 per journalist @simonateba. Buhari visited @realDonaldTrump at the White House the following day. bit.ly/2FWjj6k
After marking the National Day of Prayer, these folks went out for dessert...
Corey Lewandowski reportedly added to the bill for the MAGA Coalition's An Evening With Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC tomorrow. Diamond and Silk will be there. Mary Millben to sign the National Anthem. Tickets still available. bit.ly/2G1yOd3
Some groups hosting conferences at DC hotels other than Trump are scheduling one event there (like AAO last night). Suspect Trump Hotel DC’s small size, high cost makes holding an entire conference there unfeasible for many groups, while throwing just one event there is doable.
Trump Hotel DC co-owner, @DonaldJTrumpJr, who is walled off from the @realDonaldTrump administration, is gearing up to help Republicans campaign during the mid-terms and hired a political adviser
Sarah Palin was presented with a giant Trump chocolate bar in gold wrapping at the Trump Hotel DC in advance of her appearance with the MAGA Coalition this evening. bit.ly/2G2lANz
Pictured with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC are the hotel's managing director and Trumpette/executive director of the H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow ("providing character development programs and need-based scholarships). bit.ly/2G2lANz
Fourth person in the picture is the executive director of the MAGA Coalition.
The Denton (Texas) Chamber of Commerce had a dinner at the Trump Hotel DC. Rep. Pet Sessions (R–Texas) attended. bit.ly/2G5br2i
Just noticed Trump Hotel DC earned six stars (not just five) from group headed by @realDonaldTrump pal/convicted felon Joseph “Joey No Socks” Cinque in which almost all North American honorees are Trump properties.
With eight hours until the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Sarah Palin (and Diamond and Sik and reportedly Corey Lewandowski) starts, its ticketing website shows 139 $2,500 VIP seats available and 296 $500 preferred spots open. Same as yesterday for both. bit.ly/2G1N5H1
Page Six reporting Don Jr. is dating Fox News's Kimberly Guilfoyle. Here's a pic of them in the Trump Hotel DC's lobby on Jan. 31, 2018. Trump Jr.'s wife filed from divorce on March 15, 2018.
Trump Hotel DC's managing director promotes Sarah Palin's presence in advance of her appearance at a MAGA Coalition tonight at the hotel
"A top House Democrat [Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)] has renewed concerns about the General Services Administration’s lease for President Donald Trump‘s Washington hotel, as two federal watchdogs continue to probe the matter." (By @samskolnik for @BGOV) bit.ly/2G4RicR
@samskolnik@BGOV The VIP reception for the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC starts in 25 minutes. According to the event's website, 139 VIP tickets—$2,500 each—remain (same quantity as yesterday). bit.ly/2KRI07N
Reminder: "The MAGA Coalition will reach out to everyday Americans and build an unprecedented model of grassroots activism." 36% of the MAGA Coalition's expenditures have gone to Sebastian Gorka. Tickets for its evening with Sarah Palin tonight the Trump Hotel DC start at $250.
Watch: Livestream of the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC. Tickets to get your photo with Palin were $2,500.
The MAGA News Network's livestream of the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Sarah Palin at the Tramp of Hotel DC has crashed. bit.ly/2G38qzz
Whew. Trump Gold MAGA Hat is live-streaming the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC. Speaker just said six or seven Congressional candidates are in attendance. bit.ly/2G4Vaul
Per speaker, 200 people in the room right now at the Trump Hotel DC for the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Sarah Palin. bit.ly/2G4Vaul
MAGA Coalition is treating tonight's An Evening with Sarah Palin at the Trump Hotel DC as a telethon for MAGA 2.0 bit.ly/2G4Vaul
Sarah Palin set to speak from behind the Trump Hotels podium at a MAGA Coalition fundraiser. (But Trump's administration and business are separate.)
Former Trump campaign spox Katrina Pierson, political commentator Madison Gesiotto, and former GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin, at the Trump Hotel DC last night for the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Diamond and Silk. bit.ly/2KVAyZ9
Alt-right personalities Cassandra Fairbanks, Michael Flynn Jr. (son of the admitted felon/former National Security Advisor), and Jack Posobiec at the Trump Hotel DC last night for the MAGA Coalition's An Evening with Sarah Palin.
“[Trump Hotel DC] is an absolutely stunning hotel. I encourage you to go there if you haven’t been by.”
Singer & Fox News commentator Joy Villa was at Trump Hotel DC. First time I recall seeing pictures of her at the hotel since she alleged Corey Lewandowski sexually assaulted her there. (Allegation info via @anniekarni for @politicopoliti.co/2Gddt0z) bit.ly/2GezJXY
Sushi Nakazawa at the Trump Hotel DC close to opening: 10-course invite-only omakase dinner to "celebrate the opening" is scheduled for May 30. Invite makes no mention of restaurant being in Trump Hotel DC.
(BTW, I got the invite to Sushi Nakazawa’s 10-course invite-only omakase dinner to celebrate its opening at the Trump Hotel DC because I was invited to it.)
Couple weeks back, Trump Hotel DC's managing director complained that the media isn't covering its Monday Wings Night.
This Monday the hotel promotes its Friday Dessert Night.
Orange County Association of Realtors had a dinner at the Trump Hotel DC bit.ly/2Gh848w
Sushi Nakazawa opens June 1, inside the Trump Hotel DC (per email from publicist).
BLT Prime at the Trump Hotel DC got its follow-up health inspection on May 7. Just one issue this time, which was corrected on site: "Raw steaks were stored above lettuce and tomato. The items were relocated."
The Trump Hotel DC's gift shop also was inspected on May 7: it was all clear.
.@realDonaldTrump to keynote Susan B. Anthony List's Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum.
The gala's official hotel, which it has been promoting with a contest? The Trump Hotel DC.
Howdy! Compiling info on group rates that events at the Trump Hotel DC have offered. Have any insight? DMs are open, other contact info is in profile. Thanks!
Pastor Darrell Scott, CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, was at the Trump Hotel DC again tonight. bit.ly/2Gn6aDw
The PenFed Annual Night of Heroes Gala did *not* return to the Trump Hotel DC in 2018. bit.ly/2GoFZML
During its 2017 advocacy summit, the National Funeral Directors Association held a dinner featuring Newt Gingrich at the Trump Hotel DC. It did not return to the Trump Hotel DC in 2018 (per its agenda). bit.ly/2GqkcEm (2017 info via wapo.st/2GnjGqA)
Per his 2018 financial disclosures, .@realDonaldTrump continues to own 76.725 of the Trump Hotel DC (via DJT Holdings LLC's stake in Old Post Office LLC).