Washington DC hotels aren’t even close to selling out for Donald Trump’s inauguration

If you’re looking to take a vacation to Washington DC this weekend, there’s good news: hotel rooms in the city are readily available despite the fact that there’s a presidential inauguration going on. If you’re Donald Trump, there’s bad news: no one is coming to your inauguration. As it turns out the hotels in the downtown DC area, where the inauguration is being held, are basically wide open.



This was a real inauguration.

There will be more than sixty Washington DC hotels near the inauguration stage with vacancies, according to The Atlantic editor David Frum, who performed the search on leading hotel site Expedia. This suggests that virtually no one is planning to travel to DC to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. That may help explain Palmer Report’s earlier reporting that Trump appears to be hiring paid seat fillers for the inauguration. And that’s just the start of his problems.


At this point Donald Trump has been turned down by musical performers ranging from Elton John to Garth Brooks to Andrea Bocelli to Celine Dion to a Bruce Springsteen tribute band.


That leaves Trump settling for Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down as his headliners. At least they won’t have trouble finding a hotel.


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