The Trump Organization has looked into changing the Trump International Hotel’s lease payments to the General Services Administration in recent weeks, according to The Times, which cited people familiar with the matter.
CNN reached out to the Trump family and a spokesperson for the organization for comment but has not received a response. Eric Trump, one of the President’s sons who oversees the family business, confirmed the request to the Times and said they were asking the GSA about relief the agency may be giving other federal tenants.
“Just treat us the same,” Eric Trump told the Times. “Whatever that may be is fine.”
The GSA did not respond to requests for comment.
Trump International hotel workers were furloughed in Washington (237). Chicago (294 employees) and Las Vegas (552 employees). Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York furloughed 70 employees and Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Virginia, another 102 employees.
Trump and his family have been barred from seeking relief from a Treasury Department $500 billion lending program included in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package he signed last month.