Donald Trump is said to be set to sell the rights to his hotel near the White House in Washington, a move according to the Axios website “would carry symbolism relished by opponents” as it would mean “the removal of the golden mark. and brash Trump of Pennsylvania Avenue ”.
Reports from Iowa, however, have indicated that the former president is set to announce an attempt to return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, often referred to as the world’s most powerful address, with a race to l Republican nomination in 2024.
According to the Des Moines Register, at a dinner party in Dallas County, Iowa on Thursday, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, a close ally of Trump, told Republicans, “I think he will introduce himself. I want it to run. He has proven that he can handle the heat.
Jordan heated up after liberal activist secretly recorded it Be more specific about Trump’s plans, telling attendees, “President Trump, he’s going to run again. Jordan denied the remark before the footage was released.
Another figure close to Trump, his former adviser Jason Miller, said Cheddar TV On Thursday, the odds of another run were “between 99 and 100%. I think he’s definitely running in 2024.
Axios reported the news of the Trump Hotel on Saturday, saying the Trump Organization was in “advanced talks” to sell the rights to the company in the old post office building, which Trump leased to the US government in 2013 , two years before announcing his first candidacy for the presidency. Trump did not comment.
The hotel opened in September 2016, two months before Trump defeated Hillary Clinton for the White House. When Trump was in power, the hotel became a hub for government affairs and lobbying, and therefore a magnet for controversy.
Trump’s businesses, including hotels and golf courses, have been hit hard by both the coronavirus pandemic and Trump’s electoral defeat. The Washington Post reported on Friday “a tenant implosion, political backlash, and wider collapse linked to the Manhattan office rental pandemic” affecting Trump Tower in New York City.
The hotel in Washington “used to be the center of Trump World but I can’t imagine who’s going there now”, Sally Quinn, an influential Washington author and journalist, told The Guardian in March. “… I can’t imagine most people staying there when they come. I don’t know anyone who is going there or who has been there.
Attempts to sell the hotel have been reported since 2019.
Quinn said: “I suspect whoever buys it will take all the gilding and trim and turn it into something very different from Trump.”
Trump has survived two impeachments, the second for inciting the murderous insurgency on the U.S. Capitol on Jan.6, and maintains a firm grip on Republican politics and polls. He continued to fundraise, raising huge sums. Many believe he is considering a second White House run as a way to fend off financial issues and a range of criminal and civil investigations.
Rejecting any notion of post-presidential decorum, he has vehemently criticized his successor, Joe Biden, who beat him solidly in an election that Trump continues to claim without the evidence having been rigged.
In the video secretly recorded in Iowa, Jordan was asked if he really thinks Trump is ready to declare another race.
“I know that,” he said. “Yes, I spoke to him yesterday. He’s about to announce after all this madness in Afghanistan.