Why, why, WHY did Trump’s legal team hold a press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping?
The decision to hold the event in between a crematorium and an adult book store, was incredibly odd. At first the announcement made it seem like it would be held at the Four Seasons HOTEL.
Trump tweeted Saturday morning,
“Lawyers News Conference Four Seasons, Philadelphia. 11:00 a.m.”
But later he tweeted that that it wouldn’t actually be held at the hotel chain but at a landscaping company.
The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia confirmed this news on Twitter reportedly after getting calls from the press.
And, of course, the internet exploded with the news of the bizzarro venue choice.
But was it mix-up? Supposedly, it was nearly impossible to find a venue as the city was mostly pro-Biden.
Earlier in the week, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Trump Campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski attempted to hold a press conference in the city following a court decision that allowed poll watchers to stand just 6 feet from workers counting ballots, rather than 20 feet. They tried to spin it as a win, but a DJ nearby blasted Beyoncé and totally drowned them out.
So, this remote location was booked, but it’s TOO coincidental that the first half of their name sounds fancy. A staffer very likely mistakenly booked this place and then the campaign made it look intentional. Lewandowski tried to make it sound patriotic, tweeting
“All great Americans in PA use Four Seasons Total Landscaping. They love this country and are American Patriots. Thank you!!”
According to Vox,
Just before noon on Saturday, reporters gathered in an industrial park in north Philadelphia for a press conference featuring Giuliani, Bondi, and Lewandowski.
The team had called the press conference to share baseless accusations of electoral malfeasance. Giuliani made several untrue statements about nonexistent voting irregularities in Pennsylvania, falsely complaining that poll watchers had not been allowed at counting locations in the state, a claim that has been negated by courts and publicly available video evidence.
These claims, while lies, echoed Trump’s rhetoric about the election. The president spent much of Saturday golfing and tweeting falsehoods about vote-counting problems; later he said he had no plans to concede.
Just as Giuliani was introducing lawyers, reporters started packing up their gear to split. CNN and several major media outlets had just called the election for Biden.
This (accidental?) venue choice DOES appear to have helped the company itself, which quickly went from an obscure landscaper to a place of national interest, although now they will likely cater exclusively to Trump supporters. Check out their new merch and slogan
“Make America Rake Again”
Trump and his circus administration is a national embarrassment and a joke, so it’s fitting this came as a last final indignity. Writer/director Zack Bornstein tweeted,
“I could write jokes for 800 years and I’d never think of something funnier than Trump booking the Four Seasons for his big presser, and it turning out to be the Four Seasons Total Landscaping parking lot between a dildo store and a crematorium.”
Kate McKinnon took the info and ran with it on SNL. Now THAT was funny…
To clarify, President Trump’s press conference will NOT be held at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.— Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center (@FSPhiladelphia) November 7, 2020
It will be held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping— no relation with the hotel.
I could write jokes for 800 years and I’d never think of something funnier than Trump booking the Four Seasons for his big presser, and it turning out to be the Four Seasons Total Landscaping parking lot between a dildo store and a crematorium. pic.twitter.com/P45HV1daD9— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) November 8, 2020
(Photos, Twitter; via Vox)