It was billed as a major press event at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia, but a briefing from Donald Trump’s attorneys was mercilessly mocked when it emerged the venue was not a fancy hotel but a suburban garden center. next to a sex shop.
The confusion began when Trump took to Twitter while playing golf on Saturday to announce an upcoming press conference on “lawyers” at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia.
Trump quickly clarified, however, by saying that the “big press conference” would be held at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a family-owned business located between a crematorium and an adult bookstore on the outskirts of Pennsylvania’s largest city.
The event – in which outgoing president’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday insisted on Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in the election – was featured on “Saturday Night Live,” and the wags were released on social media with their own secrets and memes.
“I could write jokes for 800 years and I would never think of anything funnier than Trump reserving the Four Seasons for his big presser, and it turned out to be the parking lot of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping between a dildo shop and a crematorium, “Emmy-nominated American comedian Zack Bornstein tweeted.
“The real hero today is the one who answered the phone at Four Seasons Landscaping and offered no clarification until it was too late,” added author Geraldine DeRuiter.
Trump’s tweets also prompted the luxury hotel of the same name to distance itself from the president’s event.
“To clarify, President Trump’s press conference will NOT be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia,” management tweeted ahead of the press conference.
“It will be held at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping – no relation to the hotel.”
To pile ignominy on top of the farce, the press conference began just as U.S. news networks announced that Trump had lost the presidential election after four days of counting.
Giuliani, informed of the news by reporters, replied, “Don’t be ridiculous.”
“Trump will not concede … The networks fail to decide the elections,” he added.
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