President Donald Trump has been roundly mocked after his campaign held a press conference at a local garden center in Pennsylvania after earlier appearing to claim it would be held at a luxury hotel.
In a since-deleted tweet, Trump had said there would be a ‘big press conference’ at the ‘Four Seasons’ on Saturday morning.
However, this was soon corrected, with the hotel itself tweeting: ‘To clarify, President Trump’s press conference will NOT be held at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
‘It will be held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — no relation with the hotel.’
Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is situated next to Delaware Valley Cremation Center and Fantasy Island Adult Books, where owners host ‘Dildo Madness’ sales throughout the year.
The owner of the shop, Zarif Jacob, was reportedly confused why the press conference was near his store and why it was held at all.
‘He lost. He knows he lost,’ Jacob told an editor for DefectorMedia. Jacob added that the swarm of reporters and media were taking up his parking lot.
In a new post, Trump himself later confirmed the conference would be held at the landscaping center, but ultimately it was his lawyer Rudy Giuliani who spoke to reporters at the scene rather than the US president.
The statement from Giuliani came after it was announced that Joe Biden was projected to win the US election and reiterated Trump’s calls for legal proceedings against supposed election fraud.
‘He’s not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question,’ Giuliani said.
But by then, many people on social media were cracking jokes about the Four Seasons mix up.
Simon Blackwell, who helped write ‘The Thick of It’ with Armando Iannucci, connected it with another of the pair’s political comedies, tweeting: ‘Veep still available to stream and on DVD.’
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Source: Daily Mail