Thursday, January 19, 2017
Trump Talks Up His Luxury Hotel; Ethics Expert Pounces; NPR, 1/19/17
Jackie Northam, NPR;
"Incoming White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Thursday Trump's use of the hotel for a reception shouldn't come as a "shocker" to anyone, and he even gave his boss's hotel a plug.
"It's an absolutely stunning hotel; I encourage you to go there if you haven't been by," he told the press briefing.
Norm Eisen, former special counsel to President Obama for ethics and government reform, quickly tweeted that Spicer's statement would be considered an ethics violation once Trump is in the White House."