Trump Staffers Are Throwing Yet Another Election Anniversary Party at DC’s Trump Hotel

This time featuring Eric Trump.
Trump Staffers Are Throwing Yet Another Election Anniversary Party at DC’s Trump Hotel
Photograph via ABC/Ida Mae Astute.

It’s been nearly a month since the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, but his supporters aren’t done celebrating.

Tonight, a mix of White House officials and campaign staffers will congregate in the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue for a yet another “victory celebration,” according to an invitation shared with Washingtonian. An administration official says that Eric Trump will be speaking. “I’m sure something interesting will be said given that we’re rarely all in the same room together,” says the source, adding that the group will be meeting in “a ballroom.” Back on November 8—the election’s actual anniversary—Florida socialite Jill Kelley threw a one-year-later party featuring Donald Trump Jr. and other members of the President’s 2016 campaign team.

The invitation for tonight offers little information by way of such crucial matters as refreshments. “But I believe there is an open bar,” says the source. “Food would be nice, but we really just care about the booze in the end.” Touché.

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Staff Writer

Elaina Plott joined Washingtonian in June 2016 as a staff writer. She has written about her past life as an Ann Coulter fangirl, how the Obamas changed Washington, and the rise and fall of Roll Call. She previously covered Congress for National Review. Her writing has appeared in the New York Observer, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar.