A new hotel chain is about to open by the Trump Administration that was inspired by the 2016 Presidential Campaign.
Donald Jr. and Eric, President Donald Trump’s two adult sons, are going to run the company without their father’s input in order to make sure that there are no conflict of interests.
They were inspired by the “crash course in America” that they got while traveling the entirety of the United States while preparing for their father’s campaign.
Three locations are set to open in Mississippi. They are calling it the “American Idea” and it will be a chain of mid-market hotels in the heart of Trump Country.
These red states gave President Trump the most support over the course of his campaign.
The hotel chain will be called “Scion” and will have four-star locations in smaller American cities that would not otherwise be able to have a luxury Trump development.
nFrom Daily News:
The Mississippi hotels are among the largest new domestic ventures for the Trump Organization since President Trump took office — and so they once again raise conflict of interest questions that have dogged his presidency. Trump claims that he has “divested” his business interests, but he still remains in charge of the Trump Organization, while claiming his sons run all of the daily operations. The sons, though, have admitted to keeping Trump updated on the company’s finances.
The Mississippi hotels — just like Trump’s new Washington hotel, down the street from the White House — raise the potential for Trump to use his office for boosting the profits and profile of his business portfolio. It also opens the door for foreign financial conflicts, since diplomats could see bookings at Trump hotels as a way to curry favor with the President. Government ethics watchdogs have warned for months that Trump could be setting himself up for a violation of the emoluments clause, a provision in Constitution outlawing gifts from foreign leaders. Breaching the clause is a potentially impeachable offense.