The Trump administration is having a tough time mollifying the public so far in their early days in office. First there was the bit about random Trump hotels getting calls because the White House comment line was down, and now this.
An old official Trump Hotels tweet from 2011 was dug up, and has been gathering fresh responses with astonishing speed like a snowball rolling downhill. Some are humorous, some mock, and others are completely down the rabbit hole.
The question breezily asks readers to share their “favorite travel memory – was it a picture, a souvenir, a sunset?” Then the question is followed by an invitation for feedback, with a closing sentence of “we’d love to hear it!”.
Uh-oh. Asking for comments? Starting just 3 days ago the tweet was picked back up. At first there were just some jabs and harsh comments, and then a lively conversation ensued between people that didn’t include the Trump Hotels Twitter team at all. Some photos inappropriate for repeating on this blog were posted, and discussions ensued. I found many of the most interesting responses to the initial Trump Hotels tweet to be those that shared about their family history, or of generations past.
.@TrumpHotels hearing about my grandfather's perilous trip to America by boat as a child alone. I wonder if he would be let in today?
— Noah Scalin (@NoahScalin) January 29, 2017
Not all the tweets have been hotels-centric, but some of them have referenced Trump hotels. I was not able to find one about a hotel stay though, nor one that wasn’t somehow politically charged.
Chanting "Shame" outside your Washington D.C. hotel with a million people last weekend! @TrumpHotels
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) January 29, 2017
The Twitter conversation with hundreds of responses goes off the rails several times and Trump Hotels’ social media team has remained silent, perhaps wondering what their best move is at this point…
If you would like to see the Tweet and responses yourself, you can go to https://twitter.com/TrumpHotels/status/123822377875415040.