Donald Trump’s White House bid has been confusing from the start. It’s been unclear to many why the real estate mogul would ditch his reality TV lifestyle to run for president of the United States.
Maybe it was an elaborate marketing plan — he did tout his various products throughout his campaign.
However, as the GOP nominee plows through the end of the election on a sinking ship, it looks like he might be taking his brand down with him, NY Mag reports.
Think back to March during Trump’s Super Tuesday 2 speech. He spoke about his Trump Water, Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump Airlines, Trump Wine, Trump Vodka, and Trump Magazine.
But after the released tape of the GOP nominee bragging about sexually assaulting women, and the various women who have come forward since then to share their stories, Donald Trump’s campaign is spiraling out of control.
These latest revelations about the Donald’s treatment of women may have been enough to negatively impact his current and future business ventures long after Election Day.
Seems clear that running for president has been ruinous to the Trump brand. Every skeleton in his closet is clanking out into the open.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 7, 2016
According to NY Mag, Trump’s DC Hotel appears to be having some trouble filling its rooms, which are also now coming at a heavily discounted price. Rooms that would normally go for about $800 were listed for as low as $445 per night, NY Mag writes.
The outlet noted, “Trump promised to offer luxurious suites to lure business execs and diplomats, but many of the international elite appear to be avoiding it.”
Ada Pena, a DC travel agent suggested that this was due to the “political atmosphere,” adding that people don’t want to be asked “why are you staying here?”
Pena also said, “It’s a shame that it is called Trump because it’s a beautiful property. But overall, his brand is hurting.”
Trump’s campaign and his brand taking a plummet wouldn’t be his first failed business venture, but it’s hard to say whether his name will recover.