Surprise: Trump Started Itching to End Social Distancing After His Six Most Profitable Clubs Closed | Vanity Fair

Thus far, the Trump Organization, run by the president’s adult sons, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., have closed properties in Doral, Florida, Las Vegas, Ireland, Scotland, Bedminster, New Jersey, and Palm Beach, Florida, the home of Mar-a-Lago. According to the Post, those hotels and clubs represent six of Trump’s top revenue-producing businesses, bringing in about a collective $174 million per year, or $478,000 per day. Additionally, 160 employees have been laid off at the president’s Constitution-violating D.C. hotel, while 51 have been laid off at his New York hotel and an unknown number at his Vegas property. As the Post notes, the hotel business “needs new people walking in the door every day, to eat and stay,” and the current situation is far from swell. “The data is bad. And we haven’t seen the worst of it yet,” said Jan Freitag, a senior vice president with STR, which analyzes hotel-industry data. “What we’re seeing here is a rapid descent that’s going to last. So it’s going to be a little bit of a worst-case combination of post-9/11 and [the financial crisis of] 2009.”

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