Georgetown Professor Laments D.C. Rioters' Failure to Attack Trump Hotel

The Trump International Hotel on its first day of business September 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. / Getty Images
The Trump International Hotel / Getty Images
May 31, 2020

Georgetown University professor and former NPR editor Kitty Eisele lamented on Sunday that protesters in Washington, D.C., had not attacked the Trump International Hotel.

"Shame they aren't noticing the Trump Hotel which costs more and has a more problematic clientele," she responded to a tweet noting the vandalism of the Hay-Adams, a luxury hotel near the White House.

The Trump Hotel, also located near the White House, is a popular hangout spot for Trump administration members and allies. Formerly the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, Donald Trump developed the property into a hotel and opened it in 2016.

Eisele, an adjunct professor at Georgetown since 1999, is a former editor of NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She said in another tweet that she believed white supremacists were responsible for the violent uprising in the nation's capital, and she jokingly said she was not a good "ally" of the protesters because she hoped they would leave the Hay-Adams alone. Eisele wants to "live in that hotel," she wrote.

Washington is one of dozens of U.S. cities this week to see civil unrest stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Angry protesters smashed windows and set fires Saturday night, and Secret Service agents repelled demonstrators lobbing projectiles at the White House.

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