Prime Badge
Trump Swamp
weekly primer
November 7, 2019 11:17 a.m.

This Week: Trump Hotel Spikes Prices Ahead Of Republican Senators’ Retreat

Republican senators are holding their annual retreat at a conspicuous D.C. landmark today and tomorrow: The Trump International Hotel. It’s going to cost them. The President, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and several other senators are taking part in the event, which is hosted by their official campaign arm, the National Republican Senatorial Committee. CREW noted that rates on the rooms went up nearly three times their average on the days the retreat was taking place: The two least expensive room types at the hotel went for $1,345 and $1,395. The spike sticks out like a sore thumb in this screen capture from CREW: The same sort of spike occurred during the last-minute July Fourth spectacular that the commander-in-chief mandated, CREW noted: Hotel guests were required to book multiple nights in the rooms, and the adjacent nights saw a dramatic price increase. Ukraine diplomat advertised that he was staying at Trump hotel. Lobbyists, domestic elected officials and foreign governments pay…

Weekly Primers are TPM member-only content.

Already a member? SIGN IN

This story is only available for TPM Members. Interested in reading exclusive analysis and reporting from TPM’s award-winning staff?

Sign up now and the first month is just ONE DOLLAR

Join Now For $1
Recent Editions
More Weekly Primers
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Senior Newswriter:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: