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Trump Hotel bookings plunge online as other companies enjoy growth

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Donald Trump promises to “make America great again” if he’s elected president — but he might have a problem making Americans want to stay at his hotels again after his obnoxious campaign is over.

The presumed Republican presidential nominee has slapped his name onto all sorts of products and buildings — but it appears that Trump’s hateful campaign rhetoric may be damaging the Trump business brand, reported Priceonomics.

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The website found that bookings at Trump Hotels’ most popular destinations have declined by 59 percent compared to last year.

Priceonomics analyzed hotel data from Hipmunk, one of the website’s customers and a travel search engine, and found that Trump Hotels’ six most-popular locations had been exempt from the overall increase in hotel bookings compared to last year.

“It seems that customers willing to spend $500 a night on a Trump Hotel room may not be fans of Trump the political candidate,” the website reported.

Trump Hotels made up 1.7 percent of all Hipmunk bookings last year in the major cities where they are located, but customers have been staying away in droves over the past three months, compared with the same three-month period last year.

His hotels in New York City and Las Vegas have seen their share of each city’s total bookings drop by more than 70 percent, and the Trump Hotel in Toronto has seen its share drop by 47 percent, while the one in Chicago has dropped by 31 percent.

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Even in Atlantic City, where Trump Hotels have the highest percentage of a city’s total bookings, the Trump Taj Mahal has lost 17 percent of its market share.

Hipmunk’s customers tend to be younger and more urban than other customers, and Trump hasn’t fared especially well among that demographic.

But for now, at least, it appears Trump the politician might not be helping Trump the businessman.

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California lawmaker who chaired Republican Assembly caucus leaving GOP — to become an independent: report

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On Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reported that California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, the former Assembly Minority Leader, is leaving the Republican Party and registering as No Party Preference.

"Instead of focusing on solutions for the big problems that we've got, we focused on winning elections," said Mayes in his announcement. "For me, I'm at the point in my life where I'm done with gamesmanship."

Mayes, a controversial figure who was implicated in an affair with a fellow public official, represents Yucca Valley. He is the second Republican Assemblyman this year to leave the party, after Brian Maienschein of San Diego, who Maienschein of San Diego.

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‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation

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Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a

"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."

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Trump spoke with Giuliani on unsecured phones that were vulnerable to Russian surveillance: report

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump has communicated with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani via unsecured and unencrypted phone lines that are potentially vulnerable to interception and monitoring by Russian intelligence officials and other hostile foreign powers.

"Trump is not identified by name in the House phone records, but investigators said they suspect he may be a person with a blocked number listed as '-1' in the files," stated the report. "And administration officials said separately that Trump has communicated regularly with Giuliani on unsecured lines."

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