The most powerful man in the world can’t get hotel accommodations in Hamburg, Germany, just before the G20 summit where leaders will meet. What’s funny about this is that President Trump is a hotel magnate. You’d think this kind of thing would never happen.
Apparently, the White House waited too long to book the rooms, and they were all sold out.
Trump’s preferred hotel was the Four Seasons, but Saudi Arabia’s King Salman booked all 156 guest rooms for his huge entourage. The other luxury hotels Trump tried to get were all taken, too.
— The Hotel Reichshof was reserved by Vietnam’s delegation.
— The Sofitel was snapped up by Turkey’s president.
— The Park Hyatt is where Russian President Vladimir Putin and the prime ministers of South Korea and Australia are staying.
— Le Meridien is hosting Prime Minister Theresa May of the UK and two other delegations.
— The Mövenpick Hotel is full thanks to France’s Emmanuel Macron and Erna Solberg from Norway.
— The Grand Elysée was booked by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Italy’s prime minister.
— And Angela Merkel is already sleeping at the Atlantic Kempinski, as are the Indian and Canadian prime ministers.
Because of this Trump might have to stay in another city altogether and fly back to Hamburg via helicopter.
The U.S. Secret Service employs a large group, so it’s customary for them to have to plan well in advance to accommodate the sheer amount agents who will be protecting Trump on his visit. It would be understandable if they weren’t all able to get rooms, but the president? Come on now. This is just funny.
The Associated Press reported later that the Senate guest house in Hamburg might host Trump, but officials would not confirm or deny this.
In any case, Trump won’t be staying in a large luxury hotel that he normally prefers. It sure sucks being president, doesn’t it?