Trump might stay at DC hotel ahead of inauguration

Posted at 6:47 PM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 12:11:20-05

President-elect Donald Trump is considering staying at the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington ahead of the inauguration instead of the presidential guest residence Blair House, two sources with knowledge of the planning told CNN.

The sources added that no final decision has been made but that it is likely Trump and his family will stay at the hotel in the nights leading up the swearing-in, along with friends.

If Trump decides to stay at his hotel, it would be breaking with modern tradition, since recent incoming presidents have stayed at Blair House, which is across the street from the White House.

Asked about Trump’s plans, the inaugural committee’s director of communications, Boris Epshteyn told CNN: “We are planning a uniting and exciting inaugural, a true celebration of freedom and democracy. We will be releasing additional details at the appropriate time.”

The New York Times first reported the possibility of Trump staying at the hotel.