According to Politico’s Daniel Lippman, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC is barring the press from entering the hotel during inauguration week. A Politico reporter attempting to enter the hotel for a previously scheduled meeting was stopped at the door and told that media was not allowed in.
Per Daniel, “The hotel’s decision to ban media from property owned by the federal government and from a hotel controlled by the president-elect comes amid a broader debate over media access to the incoming administration. Trump has resisted forming a protective pool around him, instead opting for a “semi-protective pool” that afford the media less access than previous presidents allowed.”
Politico reached out to Patricia Tang, director of sales and marketing for the hotel, who said, “Media is not allowed in this week in respect of the privacy of our guests.”
You can read Lippman’s full report here.