Diamond and Silk's tour to debut at Trump Hotel D.C.

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Diamond and Silk return to Trump’s D.C. hotel for Chit Chat Live tour

On Feb. 23, prominent Trump supporters Diamond and Silk’s Chit Chat Live tour is kicking off at the president’s D.C. hotel. Tickets are $90 for regular admission and $200 for a VIP access, which brings the bearer access to a meet and greet with Diamond and Silk (photo allowed), “RSVP [sic] seating,” and light hors d'oeuvre.

In June, Diamond and Silk’s nine-stop tour also will visit Trump National Doral Miami. Last October, the world premier for Diamond and Silk’s movie, Dummycrats, took place at the Trump Hotel D.C.

Related read: “Laughing with Diamond and Silk: What the success of a pair of political entrepreneurs reveals about voting and race” by Lexington for The Economist.

Details emerge on decision to re-open Old Post Office Tower

In “A shutdown-era visit to Park Service ops at Trump’s D.C. hotel” for Government Executive, Charles S. Clark has a detailed account of how the Old Post Office tower, which co-locates with Trump’s D.C. hotel, remains open despite the government shutdown. Clark’s explanation is too long to quote here, so enjoy this executive summary—but you really should read his whole article:

  • The National Park Service staffs the tower under an interagency agreement with the GSA. GSA is responsible for the tower’s schedule and funds the Park Service staff.

  • Several days into the shutdown, after GSA closed the tower, it realized that it did not need to do so. Kind of.

  • According to a statement GSA released, “Balances within the Federal Buildings Fund remain available to operate federal facilities, as needed, until they are expended, notwithstanding a lapse in appropriations.”

  • Except…GSA’s statement also said, “In this process, it was discovered that the interagency agreement required by the 1983 law had expired earlier in the year. GSA and NPS subsequently renewed the interagency agreement, and NPS resumed operation of the tower as required by law.”

DC MAGA Meetup scheduled for tonight


Noteworthy sightings

The cadre coordinator/branch chief at FEMA’s response directorate, planning division, Jennifer-Lyn Thill, has made it a tradition to dine with her family at the president’s hotel on New Years Day. And she made sure to let the hotel know.

An assistant to the New Jersey GOP’s state chairman and vice-chairwoman of the Warren County, N.J. Young Republicans, Tia Steinhardt, praised the hotel’s bed.

Mickael Damelincourt, the Trump Hotel D.C. managing director, sounded quite Trumpian when describing the hotel’s front office manager. There’s absolutely nothing suspicious sounding about that caption.

Legal cases, current status (latest change, Jan. 8, 2018)

Health inspections, current status (latest change, Aug. 10, 2018)

  • ❌Hotel: five violations on May 7, 2018; two were corrected on site

  • ❌BLT Prime and Benjamin Bar: nine violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ❌Sushi Nakazawa: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ✔️Banquet kitchen: no violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ❌Pastry kitchen: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ✔️Gift shop: no violations on May 7, 2018

  • ❌Employee kitchen and in-room dining: five violations on Aug. 10, 2018; two were corrected on site

Other Trump Organization news

One thing that has nothing to do with Trump’s businesses (I think, tough to tell sometimes!)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a perfect foil for the pro-Trump media” by Charlie Warzel for BuzzFeed

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