While traveling on government business, U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft requested to stay at the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.
While serving as U.S. ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft directed government business to then-President Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel, according to internal emails released by the State Department.
In November 2018, Craft received guidance about an upcoming conference in Washington, D.C. for ambassadors and other heads of overseas missions. The message listed five hotels that meeting organizers had negotiated rates with, although attendees were advised they could made alternative arrangements.
Craft forwarded the email to a staffer, asking, “Is this a meeting I should attend? If so, I would prefer the TRUMP HOTEL.” The assistant confirmed that Craft would want to be present at the mid-January 2019 confab and added, “I’ll make…