Tag Archives: Trump Hotels

Judges And Religious Leaders File To Revoke Liquor License For Trump’s DC Hotel Over “Egregious Conduct”

The BBC reports: A hotel owned by US President Donald Trump should have its liquor license revoked, a group of religious leaders and judges say. The group filed a complaint to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) saying the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC should lose its license due to Mr Trump’s “egregious conduct”. Local laws say only people ...

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DOJ Defends Trump’s DC Hotel In Federal Court, Claims Business From Foreign Governments Aren’t Emoluments

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s hotel company did not break the law by doing business with other countries, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge Monday. The state of Maryland and the District Columbia have accused Trump of capitalizing on the presidency and causing harm to local businesses that compete with his Washington hotel. Monday’s arguments before ...

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Trump Profited $40 Million From DC Hotel In 2017

USA Today reports: The president’s income from his company’s hotel in Washington, D.C. topped $40 million last year, according to a copy of his annual financial disclosure report released on Wednesday, making the property a clear winner among a portfolio which showed mixed results. The Trump International Hotel, located less than one mile from the White House, has emerged a ...

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Trump Agrees To Keynote Fundraiser For Anti-Abortion Group After They Advertise It Will Be Held At His Hotel

Media Matters reports: In anticipation of its annual gala, the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) has been promoting official room blocks for the event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and running a contest in which the prize includes a free stay at the property during the gala. On May 14, during the White House ...

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Trump Asks Federal Court To Dismiss Emoluments Suit

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause related to private payments from other governments. Trump is asking the judge to dismiss the complaint against him as an individual. He’s also being sued separately for violating the Emoluments Clause — which prohibits federal officeholders from receiving ...

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Philippine Government Books Trump DC Hotel For Independence Gala As US Considers New Trade Deal

The Manila Mail reports: This year’s Independence Day celebration on June 12 will be held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, a go-to establishment favored by foreign delegations from Brazil to Turkey and lobbyists seeking to build ties with the Trump administration. No doubt this is all thanks to our new Ambassador Jose Manuel ‘Babe’ Romualdez. He assumed ...

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Trump Organization Asked Panamanian President To Intervene In Hotel Control Battle, Invoked US Treaty

The Associated Press reports: U.S. President Donald Trump’s company appealed directly to Panama’s president to intervene in its fight over control of a luxury hotel, even invoking a treaty between the two countries, in what ethics experts say was a blatant mingling of Trump’s business and government interests. That appeal in a letter last month from lawyers for the Trump ...

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Court Greenlights Emoluments Suit Against Trump

CNN reports: A federal judge said Wednesday that a lawsuit alleging foreign gifts made to President Donald Trump may be illegal can proceed. But the ruling from Judge Peter Messitte of the US District Court of Maryland says the Maryland and District of Columbia attorneys general who brought the case will have to focus it on the Trump Organization’s operations ...

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PANAMA: Judge Claims Trump Lawyers Threatened Her

The Associated Press reports: Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s family hotel business threatened a Panamanian judicial official handling a dispute related to Trump Hotels’ management of a 70-story luxury hotel, according to a complaint filed with the anti-corruption division of Panama’s chief prosecutor. The complaint reviewed by The Associated Press said lawyers from the firm representing Trump’s hotel management business ...

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TONIGHT: Mike Pence To Headline Fundraiser For US House Candidate Brother At Trump’s Washington Hotel

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is headlining a Wednesday evening fundraiser for a 2018 candidate he knows well — his brother, Greg. The vice president will host a donor event for Greg Pence at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Greg Pence, a businessman and Marine veteran, is running for Indiana 6th Congressional District, which Mike Pence held prior ...

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PANAMA: Police Force Trump Org To Abandon Hotel

The Guardian reports: Executives with Donald Trump’s family hotel business have abandoned the management offices of a luxury hotel in Panama that has been the scene of a tense, 12-day standoff over a business dispute with the hotel’s owners. Trump’s security guards also left the property. The action took place as a Panamanian judicial official and armed police escorted into ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Trump Hotel Seeks $6M In Tax Breaks

The New York Times reports: As President Trump’s family business prepares to open a hotel in the Mississippi Delta this fall, its local development partners have asked the State of Mississippi to subsidize the project with up to $6 million in tax breaks, according to documents obtained through an open records request. If approved, the benefits could offset nearly a ...

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Media Kicked Out Of RNC Winter Meeting After Trump Calls Them “Haters” (Meeting Held At His Own Hotel)

Politico reports: Media was escorted out of the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting today just as President Donald Trump labeled them “haters” and criticized coverage of his State of the Union address. “Did anybody not see the State of the Union? ‘Cause even the haters back there gave us a good review,” the president said at the meeting, which was ...

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AGAIN: Kuwait Plans Gala At Trump’s DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: For the second year in a row, the Kuwaiti embassy will hold a large National Day celebration at President Trump’s hotel in downtown Washington. An invitation obtained by The Washington Post said the event is scheduled to be held in the hotel ballroom the evening of Feb. 26. A source familiar with the plans, speaking on ...

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Trump Hotels Flooded With “Shithole” Reviews

Splinter News reports: The Trump brand is taking another hit as people on Yelp strike back over the president’s description of African nations, Haiti, and El Salvador as “shithole countries” this week. Trump hotels across the country are being targeted by Yelp users leaving one–star reviews and describing the facilities as shitholes. The effort caused the luxury Trump International Hotel ...

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Russian Ambassador Patronizes Trump’s DC Hotel

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: The head of the self-described “#1 nail art chain in Russia” visited Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning for a meeting with her country’s new ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov. A photo posted on Movsisyan’s personal Instagram account and on Nail Sunny’s company Instagram page, shows that the meeting took place at ...

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Trump Breaks Century-Old Tradition, Hosts No State Dinners, Instead Makes 100+ Visits To Own Properties

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump couldn’t stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. “Magnificent,” he declared at one point on the trip. But Trump has yet to reciprocate, making him the first president in almost a century to close his ...

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No Mention Of Trump At Log Cabin Republicans Gala

Chris Johnson reports for the Washington Blade: The nation’s premier organization for LGBT Republicans held its annual dinner for the first time at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. — but not once did any speaker on stage mention President Trump. Keynoting the Log Cabin Republican dinner Wednesday was 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who delivered a heavily autobiographical ...

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Two Federal Agencies Probe Lease Of Trump’s DC Hotel

Bloomberg reports: Two federal watchdog agencies are taking an active look at the controversial General Services Administration lease for the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Bloomberg BNA has learned. Both the Government Accountability Office and GSA’s Office of Inspector General have opened probes into the lease, officials with both groups confirmed. The GAO since June has been looking into GSA’s ...

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Gorsuch To Address Right Wingers At Trump Hotel

Law Newz reports: Appearance of impropriety? Perish the thought. President Donald Trump‘s first appointed Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, plans to address a group of conservatives late next month at the president’s own personally-branded hotel in Washington, D.C. The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is a non-profit dedicated to advancing conservative interests through various academic and fellowship programs and is ...

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