Trump Hotels Pulls White House-Themed Merchandise Following Criticism

Main Photo: The White House!

Date: March 2019

Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, USA

Name: Trump Hotels

Who and What: Donald Trump and his Trump Hotels company have been embroiled in more allegations that his business ventures are profiting from his presidency.

A new collection of Trump Hotels merchandise was launched last week depicting images of the White House, sparking more calls that the president is shamelessly profiteering from his position.

Dubbed the ‘Cherry Blossom Collection’, the items also show other political symbols such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial.

Now after a barrage of criticism, items depicting the White House have been quietly pulled.

They featured items such as t-shirts and mugs emblazoned with an image of the White House and bearing the Trump brand name or the Trump International Hotel.

It led to more accusations of ethics violations.

Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics, tweeted: “Our corrupt President’s hotel, in which he retains a conflicting financial interest, is selling products with the image of the White House on it. I’d say he’s monetising the presidency again.”

Items depicting other DC landmarks are still being offered for sale.

THPT Comment: And in other news….Trump Chicago is dubbed “a disaster” in 2005 Leslie Karr, a Chicago real estate broker said: “The way it’s designed now, it’s never going to lease up,” Karr recalls telling Charles Reiss, a Trump Organisation executive.

The roughly 70,000-square-foot deck’s 10-foot ceilings, undulating facade and sunken location would be too awkward to attract customers, she said.

A decade after the tower opened in 2009, it has just one retail tenant, a salon that occupies an enclosed 3,400-square-foot suite above the hotel lobby.

The entire deck-level space remains empty, its blank beige walls on full display for the millions of tourists who stroll along the river each year.

No part of it has ever been leased, according to Trump Organisation tax appeal documents filed in Cook County and analyzed by The Real Deal.

First Seen: TravelMole

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