Trump says he’s going to start venturing to DC restaurants
President Trump says he’s going to start venturing to various restaurants in Washington, D.C., a move his predecessors have done but Trump has so far avoided.
In an interview with “The Larry O’Connor Show” on Thursday, Trump said he was impressed by the kitchen staff at the White House, which he says is the best restaurant in town.
“I’ll tell you, my favorite restaurant … rather than insulting anyone, I will say: I love the food in the White House. The White House is the greatest restaurant … it’s the most beautiful,” Trump said.
“They do such a beautiful job,” he continued. “This is such a beautiful, incredible place. I love it … Special people, they’ve worked here for many, many years. Special people and the food is very, very good.”
While Trump has dined at his nearby hotel, he said that he will begin frequenting local D.C. restaurants in a manner similar to Barack Obama and other past presidents.
“That being said … in Washington you do have some great restaurants, and I’m going to start going to them. I was accused the other day, well, when I leave the White House, which is seldom, I always go to my hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue and they say, ‘He should go to other places.’ And I never thought of it, and I’m going to start doing it.”
Trump’s D.C. hotel has seen surging profits in the initial months of Trump’s presidency, despite previously projecting losses.
The Trump International Hotel was projected to lose $2.1 million in the first four months of 2017 but has instead brought in $1.97 million, according to a report in The Washington Post in August.
Trump did not divest from his business empire when he took office in January, and instead placed his company in a trust controlled by his two sons.
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