Rep. Ilhan Omar says the Trump Organization has a lot of nerve asking the federal government for rent relief … when regular Americans can’t get it themselves yet.
We spoke to the Minnesota congresswoman Wednesday about the Trump International Hotel in D.C. making a formal request to its owner’s administration to be able to delay its monthly rent payments of $268k. It certainly seems to scream … conflict of interest.
Eric Trump — who’s in charge of Trump’s business affairs while he serves as president — told the NYT he just wanted to be treated like everyone else … seeing as how their revenue has taken a nose-dive during the coronavirus pandemic, similar to other hotels in the country.
That’s definitely not cool, though, according to Rep. Omar — who tells us President Trump and his cabinet should NOT be prioritizing hotels over everyday Americans when it comes to rent relief … as there’s a lot more of the latter than the former.
She says no one bats an eye when corporations and businesses ask for help, but when the people need assistance — more than the federal stimulus checks — everyone makes a fuss. It sounds like the congresswoman is teasing a potential new bill that would help out with this issue specifically — namely, rent deferments.
Rep. Omar says there’s another reason for the feds to step in quickly … and it has to do with getting ahead of the curve. Not for the virus, but for a potential housing crisis.