Report: McConnell feared Trump would pull another January 6 at Biden’s grand opening


Between 2016 and 2020, the hotel was where GOP lawmakers, business executives with business in front of the DOJ, representatives of foreign governments, and anyone trying to kiss the ring they knew their money would go far. “Why shouldn’t I stay at his hotel a few blocks from the White House, so I can tell the new president, ‘I love your new hotel!’ Isn’t it rude to come to your town and say, ‘Am I staying with your competitor?’ ”An Asian diplomat said The Washington Post in 2016.

In February the Washingtonian reported that the waiters in the hotel restaurant had to follow a strict seven-step protocol to serve Trump his Diet Coke; that the size of his tablemate’s steak had to be smaller than his own; that the mini glass bottles of Heinz ketchup had to be opened “in front” [him], taking care to hear the seal emit the ‘pop’ sound ”; and that “a tray of junk food had to be available for every Trump visit: Lay’s chips (specifically, sour cream and onion), Milky Way, Snickers, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Tic Tacs, gummy bears, Chips Ahoy, Oreos, Nutter Butters, Tootsie Rolls, Chocolate Dipped Raisins and Pop-Secret “.

Last month, the House Supervisory Committee found that despite all the integrated business, the hotel lost over $ 73 million while Trump was in office.

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