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Pro-Sports Teams Drop Trump Hotels

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By    |   Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 01:27 PM

Professional sports teams, once among the most loyal customers of Trump Hotels, are finding other luxury places to stay while on the road, in a trend that began as soon as Donald Trump announced his longshot presidential bid in 2015.

Among the 123 teams in U.S. baseball, basketball, football and hockey leagues surveyed by The Washington Post, all of the 105 teams that responded said their players no longer stay at Trump Hotels.

Trump's hotels and casinos have been losing money since he announced his candidacy in June 2015, according to an analysis by Foursquare, which tracks social trends.

"Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, foot traffic to Trump-branded hotels, casinos and golf courses in the U.S. has been down," the firm said.

However, some hotels, such as his landmark Trump International in Washington, D.C., are turning a handsome profit. The hotel, in the Romanesque revival Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, has made a $2 million profit so far this year.

The pro-athletes' rejection of the five-star accommodations is the latest shock to the Trump name. The trend started before Trump denounced football players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem.

"The president has seemingly made a point of dividing us as best he can," Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors, told The Post. "He continually offends people, and people don't want to stay at his hotel. It's pretty simple."

The Warriors quit staying at Trump SoHo in Manhattan in 2016.

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Professional sports teams, once among the most loyal customers of Trump Hotels, are finding other luxury places to stay while on the road, in a trend that began as soon as Donald Trump announced his longshot presidential bid in 2015.
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