President Donald Trump announced on Saturday morning a “big press conference today in Philadelphia” to be held by his legal team later in the day, which is likely to be another sideshow in his quest to invalidate the votes that will cost him the crucial swing state. Pretty predictable (yet no less alarming) stuff at this point.
What people are having trouble wrapping their head around right now is the downright bizarre location Trump chose for the presser.
First, Trump tweeted that the press conference would be held at the Four Seasons, a swanky hotel in downtown Philly. But he quickly corrected the record:
“Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — 11:30am!” the President tweeted.
So no, not the swanky Four Seasons hotel. “Four Seasons Total Landscaping,” which is a landscaping company’s small office building in a drab industrial area of town. The actual Four Seasons hotel wants to make sure you know that.
“To clarify, President Trump’s press conference will NOT be held at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia,” the hotel tweeted. “It will be held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping— no relation with the hotel.”
— Rob DenBleyker (@RobDenBleyker) November 7, 2020
Just arrived at the location for the big news conference announced by President Trump.
Slightly surreal location… not the Four Seasons Hotel but a landscaping business in an industrial estate on edge of Philadelphia… more @SkyNews https://t.co/sUtAAN6n0D pic.twitter.com/u13mBFHFaS
— Mark Stone (@Stone_SkyNews) November 7, 2020
"Set up a press conference at the Four Seasons."
"The luxury hotel or the landscaping store?"
"Eh, either one." https://t.co/Tx2nHSBGYs
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 7, 2020
Four Seasons // Four Seasons Landscaping pic.twitter.com/v0ekd6A6VR
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 7, 2020
the switcheroo from the four seasons hotel to “four seasons total landscaping” feels like an metaphor for the president’s standing in the Pa tally as the week has progressed https://t.co/lkCTtWguge
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) November 7, 2020
What? How did you score that venue? When I played Carnegie Hall, I’m not gonna lie. The whole time I was on stage I was thinking, this is great but goddamnit I wish I was playing the Philadelphia Four Seasons TOTAL LANDSCAPING. ? https://t.co/Sw6KOsODcc
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 7, 2020
No one answered the phone at Four Seasons Total Landscaping. But oh man RIP their online reviews. pic.twitter.com/LvxNd9VO1b
— Colby Itkowitz (@ColbyItkowitz) November 7, 2020
Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Sons Pizza – 11:45am! https://t.co/ENx2LLcba3
— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) November 7, 2020
Trump’s Four Seasons press conference. pic.twitter.com/wEzWbMFHUi
— drew olanoff (@yoda) November 7, 2020
I NEED YOU TO PRETEND YOU WORK AT FOUR SEASONS TOTAL LANDSCAPING pic.twitter.com/zIiZkohWxX
— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) November 7, 2020
Yeah well I bet they got concrete at Four Seasons Total Landscaping
— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 7, 2020