Trump will violate contract on Washington’s Old Post Office as soon as he is inaugurated

Government Executive, in a story published yesterday, notes that Donald Trump will be in violation of his contract to lease Washington’s Old Post Office, which he has turned into a hotel, the moment he is sworn in as President:

The Post Office Lease differs from many of Mr. Trump’s other business arrangements. That’s because, in writing the contract, the federal and D.C. governments determined, in advance, that elected officials could play no role in this lease arrangement. The contract language is clear: “No … elected official of the Government of the United States … shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom…”

The language could not be any more specific or clear. Donald Trump will breach the contract on Jan. 20, when, while continuing to benefit from the lease, he will become an “elected official of the Government of the United States.”

News reports have already suggested that some foreign entities have already started booking rooms at the hotel, hoping to curry favor with Trump

Read more: GSA’s Trump Hotel Lease Debacle – Promising Practices – Management –

  • SwaSmith

    The only problem with the language is that Trump doesn’t have to be admitted to the contract. He already has been. So him becoming an elected official doesn’t seem to impact that aspect of the contract.

  • postalnews

    Ummm… don’t think so. That’s like saying it’s OK for you to lease your building to the USPS, and then accept a job supervising USPS leases. The author of the GovExec article has had a lengthy career in federal contract law- I think I’ll go with his assessment of the situation.

  • Amazing_Kreskin

    Lock him up! Lying weasel.