There was much snickering from the left when Donald Trump apparently had some difficulty locating a hotel room for the G20 summit. Vox:
Trump is meeting key world leaders at the G20 summit. He forgot to book a hotel.
President Donald Trump apparently forgot to book a hotel room in Hamburg, Germany, for the annual Group of 20 summit of key global leaders, and was stuck scrambling to find somewhere to stay, BuzzFeed reported Thursday.Oops.
The White House apparently waited too long before making a reservation for Trump and his traveling staff for the summit, which begins on Friday. All the luxury hotels in the city were completely booked by other world leaders, leaving the US president — who made his name in business building, uh, luxury hotels — without a place to stay.
A local German news outlet, Hamburger Abendblatt, reported on Wednesday that the US government wanted to stay at the Four Seasons, but they were turned away because it was already booked.
From Death and Taxes:
Trump’s dumb ass forgot to book a hotel room for the G20 summit
You’d figure that one of the perks of owning hotels all over the world is never being without a place to stay. Unfortunately for President Trump, he doesn’t own a hotel in Hamburg, Germany, the site of the G20 summit. According to German news outlet Hamburger Abendblatt, every luxury hotel in the vicinitywas booked by the time the president’s staff got around to making a reservation.
White House officials apparently waited too long to book accommodations for President Trump, leaving him without a hotel in Hamburg, Germany, as world leaders converge for the G20 summit.
Organizers announced the scheduled summit in February 2016, which requires 9,000 hotel rooms to accommodate world leaders, their sizable staffs, and security details.
The Hamburger Abendblatt, a local news outlet, reported that the US government wanted to accommodate Trump in the Four Seasons, but it was already booked. In fact, it turns out that every luxury hotel in Hamburg was reportedly booked by the time the Americans called, leaving Trump, who is associated with an empire of hotel properties, scrambling for a place to stay.
Several weeks ago there were even rumors Trump might have to sleep in Berlin and have to fly to Hamburg via helicopter.
For a man who owns a boatload of hotels, you’d think President Donald Trump would have no problem finding a comfortable room to crash.
According to reports from local media, Trump had a little trouble finding a hotel room in Hamburg, Germany for his stay during the G20 summit this week. The Hamburger Abendblattreports that Trump was initially trying to stay at the Four Seasons, but it was apparently already filled up by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s huge crew.
President Donald Trump nearly missed out on staying in Hamburg, Germany — site of this week’s G20 summit — because his staff waited too long to book a hotel.
The summit, which was scheduled in February, requires 9,000 hotel rooms to accommodate world leaders, their aides and security details, but White House staffers didn’t immediately make reservations, reported Buzzfeed.
The White House had hoped Trump could stay at the Four Seasons, but all 156 guest rooms had already been booked by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman — who travels with a giant entourage, a golden escalator and camels for fresh milk — along with a number of rooms in the Hotel Renaissance and The Westin in the Elbphilharmonie.
Every luxury hotel in Hamburg, which is Germany’s second-largest city, had been booked by the time the White House got around to making reservations.
What a dummy, right? Wrong. Whose fault is this really?
The White House is blaming the Obama administration for leaving President Donald Trump without a proper hotel during this week’s G20 summit.
Every top-shelf lodging was already booked by the time the Trump White House began making inquiries – but that, two White House officials say, is because their predecessors never booked rooms for an American delegation.
The G20’s northern Germany summit was announced in February 2016, when Obama was still president and Trump was considered a long-shot hope to take the White House.
‘Obama’s people left everyone high and dry,’ one current official said on Friday. ‘They didn’t care enough to make sure whoever was president would have a place to stay.’
Staff at eight of them confirmed that they were completely booked by the time America’s 2016 election was held in early November. the other two declined to comment.
‘The funny thing,’ a second Trump White House official said Friday, ‘is that the U.S. delegation probably also wouldn’t have had hotel rooms if Hillary Clinton had become president. It was already too late by Election Day.’
‘But I bet even if Hillary had to sleep in a youth hostel,’ the official added, ‘no one in the press would say it was her staff’s fault.’
Once again, all too eager to cast invective on Trump, the left wing media makes an ass of itself.
And Trump again has the last laugh.