Trump makes mid-campaign stop to promote new DC hotel

Rooms at Donald Trump's Trump International Hotel, located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, are available for $400 a night less than two weeks before Election Day, a discount from earlier pricesWith just 13 days to go before Americans choose a new president, Republican contender Donald Trump took a brief break from campaigning Wednesday to promote his new hotel in Washington, not far from the White House. The Trump International Hotel — located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue in the Old Post Office — had a soft opening on September 12, an occasion marked with great fanfare by the Manhattan billionaire businessman himself. Before a crowd of several hundred “VIPs” including former House speaker Newt Gingrich and journalists, Trump boasted that the hotel was finished “ahead of schedule” and “under budget” — without offering specific figures.

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