‘Wretched Hive Of Scum And Villainy’: Trump Hotel Trends After Bonkers Interview More President Donald Trump ’s hotel properties were getting plenty of attention on Twitter on Wednesday night… but it’s not the kind that makes for good marketing.
Lev Parnas , an associate of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani who is now under criminal indictment, said on MSNBC that many of his meetings took place at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
He said many lawmakers, insiders and others just hoping to get the attention of Trump’s inner circle hung around the hotel.
“It was like a breeding ground at the Trump hotel,” Parnas told Rachel Maddow . “Every event would be there, so everybody would hang out there afterwards.”
Indeed, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington tweeted that at least 217 members of Congress have turned up at the hotel .
The interview and the implications of Republican lawmakers and Trump insiders mingling with shady figures at the hotel caused # TrumpHotel to trend on Twitter, especially after MSNBC analyst David Corn compared it to the cantina at Mos Eisley from the first “Star Wars” movie:
David Corn is dissecting the Maddow/Parnas interview with @Lawrence and pretty aptly compares the Trump Hotel bar to the Mos Eisley cantina from Star Wars – in the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy” pic.twitter.com/gynf8qUxl5
— tblue🐊 (@tbluegator) January 16, 2020
OLD ABOUT MOS EISLEY: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy”
NEW ABOUT TRUMP HOTEL: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy”
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) January 16, 2020
On @TheLastWord , @DavidCornDC analogizes the Trump Hotel bar to this: pic.twitter.com/dhWNpqLXhc
— David Gura (@davidgura) January 16, 2020
A Coen Brothers cast of motley dudes assembled at the Star Wars Bar of the Trump Hotel https://t.co/Lb7zhIvmT6
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) January 16, 2020
The Trump Hotel bar is pretty much the cantina where Obi-wan had to chop homies hand off. #LevSpeaks pic.twitter.com/qdjlrD96X7
— Cali Verb (@Cali_Verb) January 16, 2020
Ops everywhere. Live look at Trump Hotel bar… #LevParnas #Maddow pic.twitter.com/UE0jPKchnk
— Alvin aqua Blanco (@Aqua174) January 16, 2020
I guess if you want to drain the swamp you have to start with the bar at the Trump Hotel DC. @maddow #Parnas #Nunes #PenceKnew
— Sandra Restrepo (@restcon) January 16, 2020
So, Devin Nunes, Robert Hyde, Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani and Lev Parnas walk into a bar at Trump hotel …
This whole thing used to read like a bad Russian spy novel; it’s grown into an American mob story. #LevRemembers #LevSpeaks #PresidentPelosi #Maddow
— Good Grief! (@natespuewell) January 16, 2020
Trump Hotel… “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.” 😌
Would be laughable almost if these people weren’t literally running our country…😒 https://t.co/pFIwmbYton
— Rey ✨🇺🇸 (@1Jedi_Rey) January 16, 2020
We check in with the only wine served at the Trump Hotel. pic.twitter.com/EaALx6TI7B
— Shawn Milrad (@shawnmilrad) January 16, 2020
“It was like a breeding ground at the Trump hotel.” – Parnas explaining how guys like him would rub elbows with GOP congressmen and people like Robert Hyde.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) January 16, 2020
Watching @maddow #parnasinterview and: the bar at the DC Trump hotel would make a GREAT @nbcsnl sketch
— Sarah Brown (@SBRogue) January 16, 2020
After the Lev Parnas interview, it’s becoming clear why Donald Trump is suddenly trying to sell that Trump Hotel. That place is a roadmap for exposing every one of his criminal scandals.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 16, 2020
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