A press conference from the Trump camp caused laughter: The event was to take place in a luxury hotel – instead, the journalists went to a daycare center.
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Landscaping instead of a luxury hotel: US President Donald Trump caused ridicule and laughter by viewing a venue for a press conference. Trump announced on Twitter on Saturday (local time) that his attorney Rudy Giuliani would be holding a major press conference at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but later deleted the tweet, writing instead, “Major press conference today at the Four Seasons landscaping – 11:30 am “as reported by the Washington Post.
Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping – 11:30 am!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020
“Between the dildo shop and the crematorium”
A response from the luxury hotel “Four Seasons” heightened the embarrassment: “To be clear, President Trump’s press conference will NOT take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. It will take place in the Four Seasons landscaping – no connection to the hotel . “
Its location in an industrial area in northeast Philadelphia only made matters worse. “I could write jokes for 800 years and think of nothing funnier than when Trump booked the Four Seasons for his press conference and then turned out to be in a Four Seasons parking lot between a dildo shop and a crematorium,” one user wrote on Twitter.
Comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted, “Get the history books, the dildo shop next to Trump’s press conference had better Covid precautions than the White House.”
Watch the history books: The dildo shop next to the Trump campaign presser had better COVID protocols than the Trump White House. pic.twitter.com/tR4jij9iem
– Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 7, 2020
Campaign Manager tries to save a painful situation
Why the press conference took place in a daycare parking lot, of all places, and why Trump mixed up the locations is not known. Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski tried to defend the president on Twitter: “All the great Americans in PA, Pennsylvania use Four Seasons Total Landscpaping. They love this country and they are American patriots. Thanks !!”
The press conference was announced by major broadcasters about an hour before the announcement of Joe Biden’s election victory, the US media reported. Trump played golf on Saturday.
“The elections are far from over”
His lawyer Giuliani said at the press conference that the elections are far from over and the president is not giving up on the race. Without providing any evidence, Giuliani claimed that hundreds of thousands of ballots were questionable. “USA Today” quoted the attorney as saying that TV stations do not make election decisions.
The AP news agency and the major television networks have declared Democratic challenger Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election on Saturday. Accordingly, Biden was able to rally more than the necessary 270 voters behind him.