President Trump’s company is considering selling the lease of its D.C. hotel, according to two people familiar with the discussions.The people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss plans they were not permitted to make public, said the Trump Organization had hired the firm JLL to market the project.Trump’s Washington hotel has been a center of controversy since he entered office. Trump continues to own his business, which operates properties including the hotel, leading to charges of conflict of interest. Several lawsuits have alleged that Trump is violating the Constitution’s ban on “emoluments,” or payments by foreign governments, when foreign government officials visit the hotel.
Wow, it’s pretty gutsy of Eric and Don Jr. to make this decision all on their own, which they’d have to do because the president has no involvement in running his company, right?
But seriously, this is the perfect time to sell. If Trump loses next year, all the corporations and foreign government seeking favors and the Republican toadies would have no reason to book rooms and eat in Trump’s restaurants anymore.
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