Despite D.C.’s ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on massive gatherings, President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign has teased plans to host a celebration for election evening on Tuesday, November 3, at the Trump International Hotel downtown. Fundraising emails from Donald Trump Jr. embrace particulars on a “sweepstakes” to fly a supporter to D.C. for a celebration described in all-caps as “EPIC,” “ELECTRIC,” and “INCREDIBLE.”
Under D.C.’s Phase 2 reopening restrictions, mass gatherings are capped at a most capability of fifty individuals. Restaurants are nonetheless restricted to half-capacity seating with no standing and no countertop service from bartenders. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she wasn’t conscious of plans for the get together till Monday, October 26, Washingtonian experiences.
The location of the election evening get together is unclear, however the opulent resort has a number of ballrooms and occasion areas. The resort features a location of movie star chef David Burke’s BLT Prime steakhouse. Lobby-level bar Benjamin serves $23 glasses of sangria and $120 seafood towers. Nearby, extra reasonably priced pub Harry’s has already seen pro-Trump crowds brazenly flouting masks necessities and different protocols meant to restrict the unfold of the novel coronavirus. Trump has constantly downplayed the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. After he survived a case, Trump advised Americans, “Don’t let it dominate your life.”
On election evening 4 years in the past, the just lately opened resort was the location of an impromptu and raucous gathering for supporters watching the numbers roll in on massive TVs framing its gold bar. The controversial Pennsylvania Avenue resort close to the White House has been offered out for weeks on and round Election Day at charges going for $1,200 an evening, the Associated Press experiences.
The high quality print within the sweepstakes notes the marketing campaign can transfer the date of the journey and the situation of the resort keep at its discretion. The prize additionally features a picture op with Trump. The supposedly randomly chosen winner, who’s topic to a background verify, will probably be liable for all floor transportation, meals, and all different bills throughout the length of the journey.
Tierney Plumb – dc.eater.com