Trump reportedly nears DC hotel rights sale as ally says ‘I think he’s gonna run’

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Donald Trump is close to selling the rights to his hotel in Washington. Axios reported that Trump would be selling the rights to the hotel. This would, according to Axios, carry a symbolic meaning for opponents. It would also mean Trump's bold, golden branding on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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According to Iowa reports, the former president is near to announcing a plan to return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This address has been called the most powerful in the world and will be considered for the Republican nomination in 2024.

According to the Des Moines Register on Thursday, Jim Jordan, an Ohio congressman and close Trump ally, said to Republicans at a Dallas County dinner: I believe he's going to run. He should run. He has shown that he is capable of enduring the heat.

After a liberal activist secretly recorded Jordan being more certain about Trump's plans, Jordan took the heat and said to attendees: President Trump, I'm gonna run again.

Jason Miller, Trump's former advisor, said to Cheddar TV that there were 99-100 percent chance of him running again. He will definitely be running for office in 2024, I believe.

Axios reported on Saturday that the Trump Hotel was under contract to sell the rights to the business located in the former Post Office building. Trump leased the property from the US government in 2013 two years prior to his first presidential run. Trump didn't comment.

Two months prior to Trump's victory, the hotel was opened. The hotel was a hub of government business and lobbying and became a hotbed for controversy when Trump was at power.

Trump's election loss and the coronavirus pandemic have both severely affected Trump businesses, including his hotel and golf resorts. The Washington Post reported Friday that Trump Tower was being affected by a pandemic-related slump, imploding tenants and political backlash.

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In Washington, the hotel was once the hub for Trump World. But I don't know who now goes there, Sally Quinn, a prominent Washington journalist and author, said to the Guardian in March. It is hard to imagine that most people would stay there after they arrive. I don't know anyone who has been there.

Since 2019, reports have indicated that attempts to sell the hotel had been made.

Quinn stated: I think that the person who buys it will remove all the gold and all the trimmings, and make it very Trump-like.

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Trump survived two impeachments. The second was for inciting the insurrection at Capitol on 6 January. He maintains a strong grip on Republican politics, polling, and politics. He continues to fundraise, raising large sums. Many believe that he wants to run a second White House in order to avoid financial problems as well as an array of civil and criminal investigations.

He has repeatedly criticized Joe Biden's successor as president, and he beat him soundly in an election Trump claims was rigged.

Jordan was asked by the Iowa secretly recorded video if Trump was really ready to run for another term.

He said, "I know that." Yes, I spoke to him yesterday. After all the chaos in Afghanistan, he is almost ready to make an announcement.