Donald Trump left the campaign trail on Wednesday…because apparently that is what you do when you are behind in the polls.
So what did he do instead?
He attended the ribbon cutting of his new hotel in Washington, DC.
Trump said that he believes the hotel’s location is the best in D.C., “with the notable exception of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”
Trump’s campaign said the hotel opening wasn’t a campaign event, although it was listed on Trump’s campaign website and had political guests such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Sen. Jeff Sessions in attendance. Trump himself veered quickly into a version of a stump speech when he took the stage, reading off a Teleprompter and running through a list of examples of how the government is “over budget, behind schedule and simply nothing works,” including the Veterans Administration, infrastructure, military equipment, the tax code and the education system.
“We’ve built one of the great real estate companies of the world, but it seems very insignificant compared to what we’re doing now,” Trump said.