As the season finale of 2020 draws to a close, Donald Trump’s team has gifted us one last blunder. Instead of holding a crucial press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel yesterday (November 7), Trump’s lawyers ended up addressing press in the unassuming car park of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a business offering gardening services.
How did this happen? Well, a now-deleted tweet from Trump himself – which simply said that the “big press conference” was to be held at the Four Seasons – has led confused reporters and amused onlookers to speculate that someone made a mistake when booking the venue.
A subsequent tweet from Trump clarified that the morning press conference was set to be held on the premises of the landscaping company, while Philadelphia’s Four Seasons Hotel distanced themselves on social media.
To clarify, President Trump’s press conference will NOT be held at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. It will be held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping— no relation with the hotel.
— Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center (@FSPhiladelphia) November 7, 2020
To be honest, even if it wasn’t a booking mix-up, things aren’t looking good for the Trump campaign’s finances if they have to hold events in a garden centre car park between an erotic bookshop and a crematorium.
In another perfect twist of fate, the conference – which Trump didn’t attend, because he was off golfing – coincided with the news that Joe Bidenis the winner of the US presidential election. Watch the (slightly unhinged) reaction of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was speaking at the time he was informed by press, below, and some more positive reactions to the election here.
He promised to run the country like he ran his business. It ended with Rudy Giuliani outside Four Season Total Landscaping next to a dildo shop, after a staffer mistakenly thought the empty parking lot was a Four Seasons hotel. pic.twitter.com/hOKcyWopqi