A vandal was caught spray painting graffiti on an entrance of the new Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. late Friday night or early Saturday morning, Politic365 reported. Video of the vandal’s activity was posted on Twitter October 2. Onlookers noticed the what was happening as the man finished spray painting and walked away without being stopped.
— Angry Man (@AngryBlkManDC) October 2, 2016
Meanwhile in DC…protesters seem to have defaced the Trump International Hotel. Workers just covered the graffiti. pic.twitter.com/gIOpB6dCmY
— Jazmin Bailey (@JazminMBailey) October 1, 2016
The words “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice No Peace” were spray painted on the walls in large letters. Hotel staffers used plywood on Saturday morning to cover up the damage.
The Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. opened last month and is a 263-room hotel located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The building was once the historic DC Postmaster General’s building and Trump’s organization was given a 60-year lease by the federal government to restore and convert the building. The hotel’s official opening is expected in late October.