A deep concern amongst many members of the American electorate has been if Donald Trump would abuse the powers of his office. This is all but a certainty, and is more a question of how blatant Trump will be. One area where Trump leaves an opening for his political enemies is his newly opened hotel in Washington, D.C. which was commented on by Trump’s top propaganda minister.
Sean Spicer, the official press secretary of Trump’s regime, was asked what he thought about Trump making public plans to eat at his hotel the day before he is to be inaugurated. Spicer said, “I think that’s pretty smart.” He went on to say, “I think the idea that he’s going to his own hotel shouldn’t be a shocker. It’s a beautiful place, it’s somewhere that he’s very proud of and I think it’s symbolic of the kind of government that he’s going to run.”
Indeed, the symbolism is not lost on those paying attention. Trump wishes to drive traffic to his hotel property and to force the media to give him free publicity in the process. Spicer has been shamelessly selling Trump’s hotel as the place to be when he said, “It’s an absolutely stunning hotel. I encourage you to go there if you haven’t been by.”
One wonders if Mr. Spicer is receiving a commission for every dollar he helps bring into the hotel’s coffers.