According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, the Trump Organization is now looking to put its highly-controversial Washington, D.C. hotel up for sale.
According to the Journal, the Trumps are looking at a price tag of about a half-billion dollars, or $2 million per room.
“People are objecting to us making so much money on the hotel, and therefore we may be willing to sell,” vice president Eric Trump claimed in a statement.
“Since we opened our doors,” the president’s middle son added, “we have received tremendous interest in this hotel and as real-estate developers, we are always willing to explore our options.”
Trump has received a lot of criticism over his ownership of the D.C. hotel, which sits in the Old Post Office, a building the Trump Organization leases from the federal government. Many critics believe it is a violation of the Emoluments Clause.
Some are not buying Eric Trump’s claim.
“The Trump Hotel lease is for sale because the Trumps fear revenue plummeting if Trump is gone by 2021,” says former Obama DOJ and DHS appointee Eric Columbus, “not because they’ve suddenly found an ethical compass.”