A former D.C. cafe owner said he was “pissing off” President Donald Trump on Twitter after the president claimed he “wasted $400 million on a luxury hotel and now they’re trying to pay him back with a $400,000 hotel.”
Retailer and Trump critic Tim Cepeda said he had been trying to convince Trump to move the White House to his property in D.L. Hughley, which he owned for more than 40 years, for more years than Trump had tried to build it.
“It’s a terrible place to have your own hotel,” Cepada told The Washington Post on Tuesday.
“He’s spent a fortune on the White Senate, and now he’s wasting $400-million on a fancy hotel.
And it’s not the only hotel.
It’s not even the only luxury hotel.
This is just not the kind of place I wanted to be.”
Cepada said the hotel was in a state of disrepair and the lobby was not even safe enough to park cars in.
“The White House needs to be cleaned up,” he said.
“There’s a lot of bad press about the White house, but if it’s in good shape, it’s a very good place to be.
And I was not very good customer.”
In a statement, Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said: “President Trump is deeply disappointed with the decision to move The White House.
It was never our intention to abandon D.M. Hughly.
The President has repeatedly said he would be a great landlord of the White Houses.”
Trump’s spokeswoman said that he had never visited the property or even heard of it before it was built.
She also said he planned to stay at the hotel for at least the next six months.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Hughley’s owner, Steve Miller, said Trump had never been to the hotel and that he was in the process of seeking legal advice.
“I’m very disappointed,” Miller said.
“When you’re president of the United States, you’re supposed to be able to get away with anything.”‘
I was never a good client’While Miller has a long history of being a political critic of Trump, he was not surprised by the president’s tweet.
“That was just a bunch of lies and a lot and a bunch more that we don’t know what to make of,” he told The Post.
“People don’t trust their own government, but they do trust the government that is coming to their door, and I’m not that good a customer.”
Miller said he paid $400 to be seated at the White.
“I thought they’d be nice and not do anything, but I was always on the fence.
I had no idea if they would do the right thing.”
He said he went to D.J. Hughleys with his wife and children on Feb. 6, 2016, and was seated in the lobby.
“And I was just so shocked, and when we got to the lobby, we saw all the people waiting for us, waiting to get in, and they had just walked in.
I was so shocked.
I could barely breathe.”
Miller and his wife, Ann, were in their car and heard a noise outside.
He said he called the police, but didn’t hear anything.
He said that the police officer who responded to his phone call “said, ‘We’ve got a report of a disturbance at the Hughleys, sir.'”
Miller said that while he was standing in the car, he heard a woman say, “We don’t have anything to say.
I’m waiting for the president to come out.”
Miller, who owns a bar in the area, said that as he sat down at the bar, he saw Trump standing outside, waiting for him.
“And I could tell this guy was going to get up and walk over to me and sit down.
And so I got up and I just walked over to him, and he’s got a big smile on his face, and we’re just sitting there talking,” Miller told The Huffington Post.
Miller said the two began talking, and then Trump asked, “Where’s my money?”
Miller said it wasn’t until after the man had walked away that he realized Trump had been lying about the hotel.
“He told me he was saving the money to pay for his hotel,” Miller recalled.
“This is a story about the president of America.
It has nothing to do with me.”
Miller is among the thousands of Washingtonians who have signed a petition demanding the Trump administration investigate the $400M Trump Hotel.
The petition was circulated on social media Tuesday, with over 3,500 people signing it.
Cepeda, the D.V.C.-based owner, said he also started an online petition demanding that Trump release the hotel’s security records.
“What I have done is I’ve been doing