The Trump campaign held a press conference in the parking lot of the Four Seasons suburban landscaping center, instead of the luxury Philadelphia hotel
- The Trump campaign booked a press conference at the Four Seasons suburban landscaping center, instead of the luxury hotel in Philadelphia, on Saturday.
- President Trump first tweeted that the briefing would take place at the noted five-star venue before deleting his tweet and clarifying that it would be at a landscaping firm by the same name instead.
- The business is located between a crematorium and an adult book store called Fantasy Land and is about a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
The Trump campaign seemingly booked the wrong venue for a press conference on Saturday, holding it in a parking lot of a landscaping company called Four Seasons instead of the five-star luxury hotel.Less than an hour before major networks announced that Joe Biden was projected to win the 2020 presidential election, President Trump announced in a since-deleted tweet that his legal team would be holding a press conference at Four Seasons in Philadelphia.
The president later clarified in another tweet that the "big press conference" would take place at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.The Four Seasons Hotel also confirmed on Twitter that the press briefing would not be happening on its premises and that it has "no relation" to the landscaping company.
Some reporters expressed their confusion online after they were asked to travel to the landscaping company for the briefing."Is Donald Trump convening the world's press at a small landscaping company on the outskirts of Philadelphia?" a reporter for the Independent tweeted.
—Richard Hall (@_RichardHall) November 7, 2020During the briefing, Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told reporters the campaign planned to challenge the election in court next week, making unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.
When a reporter told Giuliani that all the networks had called the race, the former New York mayor threw his arms up and responded sarcastically: "All of them! Oh my goodness! Wow, all the networks! We have to forget about the law, judges don't count!"Some reporters had already left before the delayed press conference even began. Trump, who was golfing, was not present.
Decision Desk HQ and Insider called the race for Biden at 8:50 a.m. ET on Friday, while other news outlets including The AP, NBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The BBC called the election for Biden shortly after 11 a.m. ET on Saturday.There is no evidence to support any of the claims Giuliani made during the press conference.
Business Insider has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.
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