Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Just a few months before President Donald Trump moved into the White House, his presence was already firmly established in downtown Washington, only a few blocks from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, at the newly opened Trump International Hotel. New information obtained exclusively by CNN offers a rare glimpse into the business operations of what quickly became one of the President's most highly scrutinized businesses and a de facto clubhouse for his administration's officials and supporters. ... Trump's hotel had an average monthly occupancy rate of about 50% through November 2017, according to data provided to CNN covering the first 11 months of 2017. That occupancy rate is about one-third below an industry average for a broad group of luxury hotels in Washington over the same period.

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My Congressman, a Republican, spends thousands of dollars at this Trump hotel. Thousands. Can't find any other place to go, one imagines.

Of course, he appears to have done most of that before the Blue Wave became likely. In my opinion, that's what's chasing these brownnosers away now. They thought Donald was the future. They were cowards, and they were stupid.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-30 02:18 PM | Reply

Trump is such a great businessman that the occupancy rate is 1/3 less than the average.

He's bringing that expertise to government now.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-30 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The Dotard should stick to the only thing he is good at. Selling condos to mobsters.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-30 03:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

He could add to that rate if his wife and his porn star would stay there.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-30 03:37 PM | Reply

It's fine. Foreign and national interests are likely paying for 200 rooms for every one they don't use.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-30 03:47 PM | Reply

yuge tax write-offs? great.

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-30 05:04 PM | Reply

will talk about clean coal tonight? and how coal jobs are back..."big time"?
i expect to hear a lot of "Big Time" quote tonight... i mean if i watch, which i have no intention of doing.

#7 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-30 05:08 PM | Reply

Any day now,

CNN will break live with Trump's stained undies, and go over them with tweezers.

We'll get there.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-01-30 05:40 PM | Reply

So if occupancy had been higher than average it would have been a sign of corruption but lower than average is a sign of Trump being a failure.

#9 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-01-30 05:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Any day now,
CNN will break live with Trump's stained undies, and go over them with tweezers.
We'll get there.

#8 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Only you want to see that.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-30 05:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

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CNN will break live with Trump's stained undies, and go over them with tweezers.

We'll get there.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism

We may yet.

As that is the level of Humpy Trumpy's discourse.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-30 07:50 PM | Reply

#9 wow Tao, what a non partison post.

NOW GET WITH THE PROGRAM!

lol.

#12 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-01-30 08:13 PM | Reply

Anyone defending Trump can go **** himself.

Still, TaoDubs makes a good point.

#13 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-30 08:30 PM | Reply

TAO

"So if occupancy had been higher than average it would have been a sign of corruption but lower than average is a sign of Trump being a failure."

No, it means it's a fishbowl and your cover is blown.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-30 11:14 PM | Reply

"So if occupancy had been higher than average it would have been a sign of competency but lower than average is a sign of Trump being a failure."

FTFY

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-31 10:41 AM | Reply

So if occupancy had been higher than average it would have been a sign of corruption but lower than average is a sign of Trump being a failure.
#9 | POSTED BY TAOWARRIOR

Proving Trump is not even good at corruption.

#16 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-01-31 11:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I prefer to look at the hotel as half full.

#17 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-01-31 11:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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