Paying for proximity to a president

12th November, 2017
The Trump hotel is just five minutes from the White House

Just four days after Donald Trump’s surprise election victory, the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue held a marketing event aimed at encouraging foreign diplomats to stay at the hotel while in Washington on official state business. The promotion suggested – none too subtly – that visiting diplomats might find it to their benefit to check into the Trump International Hotel before making the five-minute journey down the road to meet the president in the...

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