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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 10:55 AM Feb 2021

Trump Hotel Employees Reveal What It Was Really Like Catering to the Right Wing Elite [View all]


Everyone knew Table 72 belonged to the President. The round booth in the middle of the Trump Hotel’s mezzanine was impossible to miss. It didn’t matter how many Congress members were clamoring for a reservation at the steakhouse or whether some tourist tried to slip a manager some cash (which they definitely did). No one sat at Trump’s table except the President, his children, and, occasionally, an approved member of his inner circle like Rudy Giuliani or Mike Pence.

In practical terms, the restaurant wanted to avoid the horror of turning away the leader of the free world if he happened to show up on a whim. But the seat also developed a kind of mystique. Sure, it may now be a relic in an underperforming venue. But for those four epic years, it was a carefully curated prop in the Trump Show.

And when the star appeared, you had to stick to the script. A “Standard Operating Procedure” document, recently obtained by Washingtonian, outlined step by step exactly what to do and what to say anytime Trump dined at BLT Prime, the hotel restaurant.

As soon as Trump was seated, the server had to “discreetly present” a mini bottle of Purell hand sanitizer. (This applied long before Covid, mind you.) Next, cue dialogue: “Good (time of day) Mr. President. Would you like your Diet Coke with or without ice?” the server was instructed to recite. A polished tray with chilled bottles and highball glasses was already prepared for either response. Directions for pouring the soda were detailed in a process no fewer than seven steps long—and illustrated with four photo exhibits. The beverage had to be opened in front of the germophobe commander in chief, “never beforehand.” The server was to hold a longneck-bottle opener by the lower third of the handle in one hand and the Diet Coke, also by the lower third, in the other. Once poured, the drink had to be placed at the President’s right-hand side. “Repeat until POTUS departs.”

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What a pompous windbag he is. BSdetect Feb 2021 #1
Would that the FP had been as meticulous about how he treated the American people. efhmc Feb 2021 #2
A Confederacy of A**holes. tanyev Feb 2021 #3
You just know that those diet coke bottles wiped a few asses before being presented to the FSogol Feb 2021 #4
Instead of pissing on that piece of shit's grave, I have a new plan... Moostache Feb 2021 #5
And what if they found a brown M&M? gratuitous Feb 2021 #6
I will go to my grave utterly mystified at how such a germaphobe so botched a pandemic dsc Feb 2021 #7
Just like everything else... Cracklin Charlie Feb 2021 #8
I Think He Concluded That It Made Him Look Weak modrepub Feb 2021 #15
Based on everything I've read I've concluded he isn't really a germaphobe, just Mike 03 Feb 2021 #17
Botched nothing ... intentionally sabotaged and created chaos is what he did. And I remain flummoxed live love laugh Feb 2021 #26
Hope Hicks... "Do you know who I am!!!???" C_U_L8R Feb 2021 #9
Too bad Dakota Flint Feb 2021 #10
If he was such a germaphobe, why the hell didn't he wear a mask? tinrobot Feb 2021 #11
Or raw dog a porn star lame54 Feb 2021 #18
If Shitler is such a germaphobe why did he raw dog a porn star? OMGWTF Feb 2021 #20
he's not a germaphobe. He just knows he's such a huge dick that staff will want to spit TeamPooka Feb 2021 #21
You're instinct is right. He's not a true germaphobe. Mike 03 Feb 2021 #25
What interests me is, what's the situation now? msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #12
His paranoia is real. twodogsbarking Feb 2021 #13
NOT gonna read article, cause IDC benld74 Feb 2021 #14
40 oz tomahawk steak, they are ripping him off Historic NY Feb 2021 #16
Great article. And, how does someone eat a well-done steak? Politicub Feb 2021 #19
How the fuck is this shitbag still alive? Aviation Pro Feb 2021 #22
Not a germophobe. He was afraid someone might attempt to poison him (and with good reason). LaMouffette Feb 2021 #23
Just a tad OCD, don't you think? BobTheSubgenius Feb 2021 #24
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