FreedomWorks, Trump profits

Welcome to 1100 Pennsylvania, a newsletter devoted to President Donald Trump’s Trump Hotel International Washington, D.C. (and his other companies). President Trump, of course, still owns his businesses and can profit from them.

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Super PAC chair declines to discusses its $40k hotel debt, but eagerly praises the venue

Yesterday’s 1100 Pennsylvania reported that pro-Trump Women Vote Smart owes the president’s D.C. hotel more than $40,000 for hosting the Super PAC’s Women for America First Summit in October 2018.

Shortly after pressing publish and send, the Super PAC’s chair, Amy Kremer, replied to an inquiry about how it incurred the debt and her plans for paying it off:

Our policy is not to discuss the specific details of our relationships with vendors. In general, we are committed to paying vendors in as timely of a manner as is possible under the circumstances. We had a great event there in the fall and look forward to doing future events at Trump International, the best hotel in DC! If you have never stayed there, you should...it is amazing!

Must read

“Inside the controversial operation that allegedly tricked veterans into lobbying for Saudi Arabia” by Anna Massoglia for Open Secrets goes deep on the undertaking that spent more than $270,000 of Saudi Arabia’s money at the Trump Hotel D.C.

Noteworthy sightings

Smaller-government advocacy group FreedomWorks hosted a book-launch party at the hotel for Stephen Moore and Arthur B. Laffer’s Trumponomics.

Trump 2016 deputy campaign manager David Bossie and Voice of America’s Greta Van Susteren attended.

As did Breitbart’s White House correspondent Michelle Moons (third from left).

Senior policy advisor for the pro-Trump nonprofit America First Policies, Martha Boneta, posed with Moore.

In other Trump Hotel D.C. sightings…

Republican Omar Navarro, whose campaign spent more than $11,000 at Trump properties in his unsuccessful attempt to unseat Maxine Waters, met Tiffany Trump.

Trump 2020 campaign advisor Katrina Pierson was back at her boss’s hotel where she wished her boss’s daughter good luck on her exams.

Confirming an earlier report of his presence, this picture of actor Jon Voigt popped up on Facebook yesterday.

Fox News pundit and Trump campaign advisor Harlan Hill drew a finger gun at former Breitbart London editor-in-chief and current ally of Nigel Farage and Steve Bannon, Raheem Kassam.

The GOP’s unsuccessful 2018 candidate for secretary of state in California, Mark Meuser, noted the juxtaposition of the hotel’s Christmas tree and American flag.

Journalist Joshua Green breezed through GOP events at the hotel last night and noted that the big topic of conversation was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

And she’s totally cool with that.

Legal cases, current status (latest change: Dec. 10, 2018)

Days the hotel’s steakhouse, BLT Prime, has been out of compliance with the D.C. health code

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Other Trump Organization news

Romanian Consulate event at Trump hotel in Chicago draws scrutiny” by David Fahrenthold for the Washington Post.

The money-losing Trump Aberdeen golf course is seeking a public show of support for its plans to build “luxurious residential cottages, townhouses and mansion homes, further five-star hotel lodges and accommodation, new resort leisure facilities including a sports centre, retail units and other amenities.” Read the entire letter.

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

Read “Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo” by Alex Blasdel for The Guardian.

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