T-Mobile execs started frequenting Trump's hotel in DC right after the Sprint merger announcement



Say what you will about the morals of lobbying the government, but if you need it to approve your mega-merger, and an oligopoly-averse White House to stay out of the way, you do what you think would help.

In T-Mobile's case, its CEO John Legere, and eight other carrier execs, started being frequent guests at the Trump Hotel in Washington D.C. right after the $26 billion merger deal with Sprint was announced, reveals a Washington Post investigation today.

The execs have stayed numerous times since the whole ordeal started and the merger approval is going along nicely, unlike the administration's attitude towards AT&T's proposed deal with Time Warner.

Pressed for comments in the Trump Hotel's lobby, T-Mobile's CEO John Legere just said: "At the moment I am in town for some meetings at the Department of Justice. And it’s very convenient for that." Needless to say, some aren't satisfied with such answers and wonder if any hotel patrons stay there precisely because they think it would help in some way or another when dealing with the government.


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6 Comments

1. ProudFather

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 04, 2019

Well, it's a 5-star Hotel... You wouldn't dare to imply that just because they spent $600 on a room they would get better treatment on a business deal, would you PA?

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6381; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Exactly right. And whether they paid for their rooms or not, I take this as just another leftist attempt to slander Trump yet again. These exec's could have stayed in any other hotel and I bet we wouldn't be hearing jack anything about it.

3. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

This doesn't make Trump look bad...it zooms in on T-Mobile trying to stack the deck.

6. mootu

Posts: 1334; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

It doesn't make either look bad. Article picture shows John Legere using Trumps hotels back in 2015 so that proves he just has a liking for trumps hotels.

4. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Figures, everyone knows that's how you get want you want from donnie dotard.

5. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

yawn....

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