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Anguished Trump Struggling To Get Out Of Lease On DC Hotel As It Remains Noticeable ‘Empty’



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The Trump family is reportedly desperate to get out of the lease on the Trump International Hotel, which could be sold to the highest bidder soon, Axios reports.

To follow up on the report, The Washingtonian’s Jane Recker wanted to see what things are like at the hotel these days.

What she found wasn’t the “bustling schmooze spot for the red-cap set, with bands of tourists stopping in to snap pics” spectacle that it used to be.

“It was 5 pm on the Tuesday after Labor Day, and roughly a dozen customers were in evidence—a tiny number for such a cavernous space. We camped out at the bar with a martini and a plate of fries, taking in the (lack of) scene. At one point, a maskless man approached us and asked, ‘Are you part of the Trump book club?’ We were not. He wandered away, soon joining a small group across the room,” Recker writes.

“A woman came to the bar and got a glass of Grenache. ‘I usually order the Trump wine,” she said, “but . . . .’ She gazed around. ‘This is really a change from what it used to be. It used to be packed all the time.’ She gulped her wine and left.”

As Recker points out, the Trump Organization has been trying to sell the hotel since 2019, and she says that the lack of foot traffic in the building is likely one of the reasons Trump’s company wants to get rid of it.

Read more at The Washingtonian.


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