Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hotel fights back after Trump threatens to not pay

A Virginia hotel is fighting back against Donald Trump after the GOP presidential nominee criticized the air conditioning -- or lack thereof -- at an event there. "If we are in a ballroom, it's not supposed to be so hot that everybody in the audience is using a fan," Trump said during the campaign event at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

And he threatened to not pay his bill for the room -- a frequent move by Trump's companies when he says he receives inadequate service.
"The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is committed to providing exceptional service and accommodation for all guests and members of the community," hotel spokesman Michael Quonce said in a statement. "The hotel's HVAC system was on and working properly through the event. We made every effort to create a comfortable environment for all of our guests given soaring temperatures and a ballroom filled with hundreds of attendees." The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

Separate investigations have found that Trump has a pattern of not paying or underpaying contractors and individuals he has worked with, alleging that the work was substandard.
Reports published by USA Today and The Wall Street Journal in June found Trump's companies were facing hundreds of claims that Trump has stiffed people he contracted with for decades. The Paint Spot, a Mom and Pop paint supply company was recently awarded $ 300,000 after they did a job for Trump National Doral Miami golf resort and Trump failed to make a final payment of $34,863 on a $200,000 bill for paint used at the resort.

Trump figured The Paint Spot had been “paid enough” despite the signed contract.