The Washington Post reports:
Donald Trump is leaving Pennsylvania Avenue again. The Trump name at the former president’s D.C. hotel — on facade signs, linens, bar napkins and coasters — is set to be removed after the sale of his government lease for the property to CGI Merchant Group for a record-setting $375 million.
Miami-based CGI Merchant is partnering with Hilton to turn the Pennsylvania Avenue property into a Waldorf Astoria hotel, ending a more than five-year run in which the hotel became a power center in Trump’s Washington and a symbol of how he mixed business and politics like no other president in history.
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End of an era for me personally. I started writing about this building literally 10 years ago, when it was an lightly used government building and Trump wasn’t considered by anyone to be a serious politician.
— Jonathan O’Connell (@jocwapo) May 11, 2022
UPDATE: Hours after the Trump Organization completed the sale of its former D.C. hotel, half a dozen workers moved to dismantle signs from the facade of the building https://t.co/eS3brN8alH
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How Donald Trump Made Money From His D.C. Hotel pic.twitter.com/HVc6udo98W
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