Eric And Donald Jr. Trump Plan To Build ‘Plantation’ Style Hotels In Poor Black Mississippi Town
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who run the Trump Organization, are planning to build two antebellum plantation-style hotels in Cleveland, Mississippi.
The Trumps hope to cash in on the tiny town, population 12,000, which is a growing destination for blues fans.
The Trump Organization also plans to renovate and reopen two Comfort Inns and a Rodeway Inn as expensive hotels, which will be branded the “American Idea,” notes The Washington Post.
Black folks are eight times more likely than white people to be unemployed in Cleveland, which is surrounded by cotton and soybean fields.
Trump Organization spokeswoman Christine Da Silva said the company is planning to roll out dozens of hotels in locations “designed to work in every city U.S.A.” to appeal to middle America, which is President Donald Trump’s political base.
The president still has a financial stake in the Trump Organization, which may be partnering with new investors and need local government approvals.
The plantation-style hotels have already lined up some corporate welfare for the Trump family: city and county tax breaks over seven years.
Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi said:
It shows he really doesn’t have a conscience. It’s about money.