While Trump proved during his time in the White House that he’d happily disregard the opinions of his detractors, the business side of him probably feels different now that his stint as President is over.
Where rates at the Washington, D.C. hotel once reached a peak of $8,000 for the least-expensive room this time last year on January 6, 2021—you can now stay at the hotel for as little as $446.
Doing the math, that means that a room tonight is $7,500 cheaper.
Why? Because the prices got juiced up a year ago as the MAGA faithful piled into DC for Trump’s much-hyped protest against a legitimate election.
That, of course, morphed into the ugly Capitol insurrection that we saw play out that day.
When Trump first announced the January 6 protest back in December 2020, the Forbes says that “almost immediately, rates surged from $476 to $1,999.”
Only a week later, there was another price surge. This time climbing to $3,600, before eventually peaking at $8,000 for the least expensive room.
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Forbes notes that the hotel was packed, with a manager for the hotel going so far as to boast that room service “enjoyed record numbers that week.”
In addition to Trump’s general crowd of supporters who flooded the building, notable Republican political figures also made an appearance at the hotel in 2021. Some of which include Michael Flynn, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Qanon promoter Juan O. Savin and Phil Waldron.
Still, even $446 seems a little steep if it means associating ourselves with the brand of a man who did so much