Outside Trump’s hotel, Congresswoman demands Trump end shutdown

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Outside Trump’s hotel, Congresswoman demands Trump end shutdown

Yesterday Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D–PA) shared a video of her standing in front of the Trump Hotel D.C., demanding the president and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R–KY) end the government shutdown. Just elected to her first full-term, Scanlon used the location to point out that Trump’s promise to run the U.S. government like one of his businesses may not be desirable (executive summary: bankruptcies).

Watch the video on her Twitter or Instagram accounts.

Scanlon’s post came five days after long-shot Democratic presidential candidate West Virginia state senator Richard Ojeda protested the government shutdown with a video shot across the street from Trump’s hotel. Ojeda criticized the administration for funding the Old Post Office tower, which co-locates with the hotel, during the shutdown. (Scanlon did not mention the tower remaining opening.)

In addition to the 12,000 views it earned on his own Twitter feed, Ojeada’s video was picked up by video news outlet Now This where it’s been viewed more than 134,000 times on Twitter alone.

Surprisingly, Trump’s hotel hasn’t appeared previously in many Democrats’ social-media posts or campaign ads. Two videos don’t make a trend, but with emoluments cases working their way through the courts, House Democrats empowered to issue subpoenas about the president’s businesses, and the reach of Ojeda’s video, it seems likely we’ll see more Democratic politicians and their iPhone-wielding aides standing on the sidewalk in front of 1100 Pennsylvania Ave.

Hotel stops music to air Trump’s address

The president’s hotel cut its house music at the lobby bar so patrons could hear the president’s prime-time address from the Oval Office last night, according to both Maggie Haberman of The New York Times and Politico Playbook. The only other instance I can recall of the hotel nixing its boom-biddy-boom-biddy waa-waa evening atmosphere to air a speech was for last year’s State of the Union.

In addition to the pre-party before a celebration for newly sworn-in U.S Senator Rick Scott (R–FL) that Haberman describes, the hotel also hosted a MAGA Meetup last night.

Firearms trade association giving away free room at president’s Vegas hotel

Attendees at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual trade show for the shooting, hunting, and firearms industry have the chance to win a free stay at the president’s Las Vegas hotel.

NSSF is “the national firearms industry trade association.” It’s headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut, a 2.8–mile drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Noteworthy sightings

President Trump claims to be walled off from his business interests, but it appears his supporters/clients may not be aware of that separation. Here the president of Americans for Constitutional Law and Rights, James Montfort (a hotel regular), lets the U.S. president know that the managing director of his hotel does good work.

This woman “had a blast meeting other Republicans!!!!” at the head of their party’s private business.

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!)

“El Chapo Trial: How a Colombian I.T. Guy Helped U.S. Authorities Take Down the Kingpin” by Alan Feuer for The New York Times

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