Parody Trump Hotel website features immigrant detention centers
A new parody website for President Trump’s hotels is replacing images of his properties with photos of detention centers holding immigrants who were apprehended at the border.
Trumphotels.org, which says it is not affiliated with any commercial establishment or resort, includes images of detention centers holding both migrant adults and children, highlighting features like “child accommodations” with a photo of kids being held in a chain-link cage.
The website also features a “Thoughts From Our Manager” section, which highlights quotes from Trump on immigration, including his infamous remarks about Mexicans made during his announcement that he would run for president.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said at the time. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
The site surfaced days after Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) also compared facilities for immigrant children to “the real Trump Hotel.”
The creator of the parody is not featured on the website.
Images of the detention centers, particularly those housing immigrant children, gained widespread media attention, drawing bipartisan outrage this week as critics lashed out at the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families.
Trump has overseen a crackdown on immigration enforcement since taking office, including the implementation of his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border. Under the policy, all adults caught illegally entering the country from the southern border are referred for prosecution.
The president came under intense scrutiny for the policy, which led to thousands of immigrant parents and children being separated at the border. Bowing to bipartisan pressure, Trump signed an executive order to end his administration’s policy last week.
Most families, under the order, are to be detained together, though the futures of those already separated under the initial policy are still unclear.