It’s only the biggest meeting among the leaders of world nations there is. And it’s only been a year and a half since organizers announced the schedule for it. It’s probably no big deal at all that the most recognizable name in the world for luxury hotels (other than possibly Hilton) couldn’t find one to book for the G-20 Summit in Hamburg tomorrow. Heck, Angela Merkel’s pretty nice — maybe she’ll let Donald Trump stay over at her place, and they can stay up all night talking makeup and nukes. The orange is makeup, right?
Oh, who am I kidding? This is hilarious.
After the announcement back in February 2016 of the dates and location of the summit, you’d think Trump, who was after all nearing the Republican nomination for leader of the free world, might have had some some aide go ahead and jot down the information. Instead, like the scene from National Treasure 2 (I have a guilty pleasure, okay?) where the president’s people scramble to book a new venue for his birthday party — which is held every year, like the G-20 — Trump and his team were left to settle for whatever they could get their hands on. Unlike a plucky Nicolas Cage adventure, however, the only thing they had working against them was their own stupidity.
According to a Buzzfeed report on Wednesday, Trump wanted to stay at the Four Seasons, but was informed that King Salman of Saudi Arabia had already booked the entire hotel. Why the whole thing? Why, to accommodate the camels required for fresh milk, of course.
Likewise booked were all the luxury hotels in the area — the Park Hyatt will be hosting Vladimir Putin, the Grand Elysée has Xi Jinping, and the Sofitel will be temporary home to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey.
What’s an amateur president to do?
Apparently Hamburg made room for the new guy at their Senate guest house, which we assume is better than a Motel 6. No word on whether they leave the light on for you.
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