President Trump Stays in German Govt Lodging Because Obama WH Didn’t Book Hotel

President Trump Stays in German Govt Lodging Because Obama WH Didn’t Book Hotel

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.
The White House is remaining officially mum about where the president is laying his head, and why. Spokespersons did not respond to requests for comment.

The officials who talked to, including one with direct knowledge of White House travel and ‘advance’ operations, spoke on condition of anonymity.

Buzzfeed reported Thursday that Trump is staying in the government-owned Senate guest house in Hamburg instead of at a 5-star property like the luxury lodgings he owns.

The website published a list of which international delegations had snagged which hotels, including Russian president Vladimir Putin’s group at the Park Hyatt and UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s group at Le Meridien.
The leaders of China and Italy apparently reserved space at the Grand Elysée; the Indian and Canadian prime ministers are staying at the Atlantic Kempinski, along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. contacted those four hotels and another six mentioned in the Buzzfeed report.


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