Saturday Open Thread | GSA accidentally posted Trump hotel data on gov’t website

The  General Services Administration (GSA) pulled unredacted documents from its website Thursday that revealed President Trump’s Washington hotel has made $1.97 million in profits so far in 2017.

“The documents were posted inadvertently and have been removed from the website,” Pamela Dixon, a spokeswoman for the GSA, said in a statement.

Trump International Hotel, which sits blocks away from the White House, was expected to lose more than $2 million in its first four months, according to the documents.

But the hotel raised its room rates after Trump took office, charging an average of $652.98 per night from January to April and resulting in a sizable profit.
Comparable luxury hotels, according to The Washington Post, charged an average of $495 per night, putting Trump’s hotel among Washington’s most expensive.

The Trump Organization leases the building in which the hotel is located from the GSA, the agency that acts as the federal government’s landlord.

The hotel has also become a point of controversy for the president, with ethics watchdogs questioning whether Trump is using the presidency to drum up business at the hotel.

Trump himself has made occasional appearances at the property since taking office. He held a high-dollar fundraiser for GOP campaigns at the hotel in June and has dined there several times.

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39 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | GSA accidentally posted Trump hotel data on gov’t website

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “TRUMP AGAIN REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A RESURGENCE OF WHITE NATIONALISM”
    https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/08/12/trump-again-refuses-take-responsibility-resurgence-white-nationalism

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  2. Ametia says:

    Remember #45 has not once condemned Putin or Russia for hacking our elections, and he get in front of the camera after a VIOLENT KKK rally in VA and reads from a script about “ALL SIDES.

    STOP THE FUCKING MADNESS

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  3. rikyrah says:

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  4. rikyrah says:

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Excerpt from the article linked in the above tweet:

      WASHINGTON — In a sign that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will remain a continuing distraction for the White House, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is in talks with the West Wing about interviewing current and former senior administration officials, including the recently ousted White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, according to three people briefed on the discussions.

      Mr. Mueller has asked the White House about specific meetings, who attended them and whether there are any notes, transcripts or documents about them, two of the people said. Among the matters Mr. Mueller wants to ask the officials about is President Trump’s decision in May to fire the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, the two people said.

      That line of questioning will be important as Mr. Mueller continues to investigate whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice in the dismissal of Mr. Comey…

      Mr. Mueller has expressed interest in speaking with other administration officials, including members of the communications team. But Mr. Trump’s allies are particularly concerned about Mr. Mueller’s interest in talking to Mr. Priebus, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee who worked closely with Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign. Mr. Trump’s confidants at the White House say Mr. Trump was never fully convinced that Mr. Priebus would be loyal to him.

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  5. eliihass says:

    This loathesome creature is just so full of shit…

    I despise this vapid evil zero..

    A vile, soulless, despicable self-serving racist coward who has never stopped cultivating and stoking racism, hatred and white supremacy to feed his ego and to stay afloat…

    A vile coward who’ll always try to weasel out and try to murk up disasterous situations he inspired…by trying to drag and sully innocents by pretending that he like them, are just innocent bystanders… after the fire he deliberately set begins to burn..

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    • Ametia says:

      The RACIST INCITER-IN-CHIEF, calling for us to stand together as one?

      I.CAN.NOT. WITH THIS PIECE OF SHIT.

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      • eliihass says:

        He’s despicable …

        And vile coward who throws firebombs and runs or points fingers at innocent passersby..

        A heartless, shameless coward who thinks he’s really slick…

        Notice how he again slips in President Obama’s name …as if everyone is as stupid as his 32% racist supporters…and we all suddenly suffered a bout of convenient amnesia…

        Even though the racist buffoon is the only one who has ever directly incited violence, cultivated hate groups and cheered them on,
        and attacked in very direct and personal ways..

        What a despicable, vile coward..

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  6. Ametia says:

    Way too LATE, GOP/REPUBLICAN PARTY. The racist ANVIL is forever attached to you.

    These folks didn’t hijack your party, YOU EMBRACED THEM TO GET ELECTED.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Ametia says:

    Bi-partisan? What I happening in Charlottesville is not new. This kind of hate has been brewing for centuries.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Liza says:

    Damn the Trump voters. Damn them to hell.

    Liked by 4 people

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    • Ametia says:

      The blame lies with any and every one who condones the behavior of racism, and that include the whole system of white supremacy that pervades our justice, economic, social, and educational systems. in AMERICA.

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  12. Ametia says:

    Memo to SNL, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, etc. NO FUCKING JOKES ABOUT #45 & his RACIST clown show.

    GAME OVER…NOT FUNNY

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  13. Ametia says:

    THE KLAN IS OUT IN FULL FORCE, NO WHITE SHEETS & HOODS NEEDED IN #45’s AMERIKKKA

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      They are so dependent on the Associate Press stories that they just read them verbatim. The media outlets need to do their own research with reporters in the field.

      We can just go to “AP twitter” and get the news.

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  16. #Charlottesville

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  17. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Quilt maker Sarah Mary Tayler was born on this day, August 12, in 1916 in Anding, Mississippi.

    From Wikipedia:

    Sarah Mary Taylor … learned quilting from her mother Pearlie Posey when she was young. She lived on plantations in the Mississippi Delta and worked as a housekeeper, cook, and field hand. Late in her life, Taylor was forced to retire from arduous labor due to her failing health. She then earned income through quilting, using the skirts of dresses to create pieced quilts. After her aunt Pecolia Warner’s quilts gained recognition from University of Mississippi professors in the late 1970s, Taylor received widespread attention for her appliquéd quilts.

    Both Taylor and her mother created quilt and pillow designs that employed red Vodun doll-like figures. Her Mermaid quilt (earlier known as Rabbit) is evocative of the mojo hand, featuring blue hands adjacent to red squares and vodou figures. According to art historian Maude Southwell Wahlman, Taylor “has made numerous quilts that play on the symbolic connotations and aesthetic qualities of the hand image.” Wahlman writes that Taylor’s Cross quilt may represent a continuation of the Kongo cosmogram, a Kongo religious symbol. Taylor’s quilts also employ incongruous and clashing color combinations. She was commissioned to make a hand quilt for the film The Color Purple. Both this quilt and an appliquéd word quilt of hers form part of the Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts.

    You can see photos of Ms. Taylor in the excellent article at this link:
    http://www.mississippifolklife.org/articles/sarah-mary-taylor-a-pattern-of-perfection

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  18. rikyrah says:

    No way it was an accident.
    Uh Uh 😕😕

    Liked by 2 people

  19. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😊😊😊

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