Trump’s DC Hotel hosted officials from 33 countries after his 2016 election victory
FPresident Donald Trump’s former hotel in Washington, DC received an estimated $ 3.75 million from foreign governments during its four years in office, according to a calculation released by House Democrats on Friday. The Oversight and Reform Committee explained how it reached the estimate, but did not name the countries that paid for the president’s business.
At least we name the countries whose foreign officials we know have spent time there. A full account of the hotel’s patronage by foreign governments will likely never be known. But social media posts, responses to Freedom of Information Act requests, and investigative reports identified officials from at least 33 foreign governments who visited Trump’s hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Its Minister of Mines and Ambassador to the United States attended a dinner at the hotel in 2018, according to an internal State Department email.
MP Alban Zeneli (center) delivered a speech on reform in his country at the American Society of Diplomacy and Political Science DC Gala in 2020.
The country’s embassy to the United States co-hosted its 2016 Hanukkah party at the hotel, following Trump’s election but before his inauguration, Politico reported.
The country’s embassy to the United States held its 2016 National Day celebration at the hotel, following Trump’s election but before his inauguration, Politico reported.
Prime Minister of Republika Srpska, a Serbian enclave in Bosnia, Zeljka Cvijanovic, attended a book signing in 2018 for Fox News’s Jeanne Pirro’s in the hotel lobby. Cvijanovic’s government issued a press release touting its access to the Trump administration, first reported by Mother Jones.
Eduardo Bolsonaro, congressman and son of the Brazilian president, donned a “Make Brasil Great Again” cap in the lobby, as journalist Daniel Rittner noted.
Military Ministry spokesperson and press center attaché Alexander Urumov dined at the hotel’s steakhouse in 2018.
In 2020, MPs Kerry Diotte and Michael Cooper posed in the hotel lobby with Kimberly Guilfoyle, former Fox News personality and current girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.
Photis Photiou, the Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots, addressed a leadership conference in 2018.
Commerce Minister Pablo Campana Sáenz paid $ 1,200 a night during a stay in 2018, according to David Fahrenthold of the Washington post.
MP Dalia Youssef posed in the hotel lobby in 2018.
United Nations Ambassador Kaha Imnadze visited in 2017, as Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics first noticed in Washington.
The mayor and deputy mayor of Mykonos, Konstantinos Koukas and Miltiadis Atzamoglou, celebrated their country’s independence in 2018 with Andrea Catsimatidis, daughter of real estate billionaire John Catsimatidis.
Eight Indian diplomats stayed at the Trump International Hotel Washington, DC in 2017, according to government documents obtained by Aroon Deep.
Guglielmo Picchi, Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, met Rudy Giuliani in 2019.
Justice Minister Selim Selimi and Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj had a friendly meeting at the hotel in 2020 with Richard Grenell, Trump’s former acting director of national intelligence.
Its Embassy in the United States hosted the National Day celebrations at the hotel in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Prime Minister Najib Razak superimposed at the Trump International Hotel in 2017 while in town visiting the White House.
Rob Roos, Member of the European Parliament, had a drink with friends in 2019.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo conducted an interview with Voice of America from one of the hotel’s signature suites in 2019.
Ali Haider Zaid, Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs, spoke with the hotel’s general manager, Mickael Damelincourt, in 2019. Zaid was in Washington to meet with Trump at the White House.
Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel “Babe” del Gallego Romualdez and Minister of Economic Affairs Jose Victor Chan-Gonzaga posed with former Representative Jerry Weller (R-Ill.) During the celebration of the National Day 2018 from the embassy.
Two senior officials attended a breakfast at the hotel during Trump’s inaugural celebration, according to the Daily Beast.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stayed at the hotel in 2019, ProPublica and WNYC reported.
Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has warm welcome to the CEO of a nail salon at the President’s hotel.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has paid Trump International Hotel nearly $ 270,000 through its lobbying firm in Washington, DC in recent months, according to new foreign lobbying disclosure documents,” reported the Daily Caller in 2017.
Vladimir Marinkovic, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, agreed with former British politician Nigel Farage.
National Assembly Member Wonjin Cho broadcast his dinner live from a hotel conference room.
A foreign policy adviser to the Swedish national legislature, Andreas E. Palmlöv, has met a close friend at Trump’s estate.
At least four cabinet ministers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moderated a conference in 2019 at the hotel on US-Turkey relations.
An aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Andriy Yermak, had breakfast at the hotel in 2019 with the State Department’s envoy to Ukraine, The New York Times reported.
United Arab Emirates
Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba spoke in the lobby with Trump confidant Tom Barrack in 2017, Politico reported.
MEP Nigel Farage addressed 800 guests at the hotel in 2019 for the Turning Point USA Freedom Gala.