Trump Hotels ask people to share their favourite travel memories, regret it
Trump Hotels, the chain of hotels owned by Donald Trump, asked the world to share their favourite travel memories.
Tell us your favorite travel memory - was it a picture, a souvenir, a sunset? We'd love to hear it!— Trump Hotels (@TrumpHotels) October 11, 2011
They asked the question back in 2011 and didn't get many replies. But since Trump's executive order banning immigration from certain majority Muslim countries came into place, and the suspension of all US refugee admissions, people have been taking the time to reply to Trump Hotels. They have been sharing their memories, but not of sunsets and souvenirs.
Along with the replies you'd expect...
Traveling for over 2 hours from Hollywood to DTLA last week for the Women's March and 750k telling Don to fuck off. https://t.co/Fge1k75tBY— Brendan Smith (@blacksab67) January 29, 2017
...Americans also started sharing their stories of themselves, their parents and grandparents fleeing countries and finding a safe place to live in America.
@TrumpHotels Visiting San Francisco – the American city my grandparents settled in after leaving the Philippines after WWII.— Cate Sevilla (@CateSevilla) January 29, 2017
@TrumpHotels They escaped concentration camps and a country devastated by war. They weren't turned away and I'm here today because of it.— Cate Sevilla (@CateSevilla) January 29, 2017
When my great-great grandparents travelled to the USA to flee from the Russian pogroms and were welcomed with open arms. https://t.co/6GuUppw6OS— Julie Cohen (@julie_cohen) January 28, 2017
When u passed out free visas 2 Saudi Royalty so they can come to America while actual refugees were turned back. Yeah. That was great https://t.co/wVPWFW1QzN— Rep. Rick Larsen (@RepRickLarsen) January 29, 2017
Working for as a translator for the US, then being sent back to a certain death in my homeland because my country didn't have Trump hotels? https://t.co/GxMR7umUtp— quinn cummings (@quinncy) January 28, 2017
My grandfather escaping to America from the Nazis thanks to a visa from a renegade Japanese diplomat who disobeyed orders from his superiors https://t.co/B73hJWRc6Q— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) January 30, 2017
My nana, mom & I traveled 5,000 miles with less than $400 to become Americans. We survived thanks to kind strangers. https://t.co/gzO7WWIAVF— Polly Mosendz (@polly) January 29, 2017
My great-grandfather hid beneath hay in a haycart & inside of a chimney in order to escape the pogroms of Russia and make a life in America. https://t.co/7JRPiApAHD— rabbi dumptruck (@germyradin) January 29, 2017
My grandmother fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939 on the last boat before the St. Louis. https://t.co/wyvO9nH5WY— Gabriel Kahane (@gabrielkahane) January 29, 2017
When my relatives came to this country from Mexico. https://t.co/y6sLAG1qvD— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) January 29, 2017
My grandfather saw his family die in the Armenian Genocide. He and his mother escaped to Istanbul, boarded a boat to Ellis Island & survived https://t.co/YCl8K8TdXb— Lilah Raptopoulos (@lilahrap) January 29, 2017
When I travelled to Iraq and worked with Muslim interpreters who put their lives on the line for a country they had never been to before. https://t.co/smMhBKBVGk— RookieCityCop (@RookieCityCop) January 29, 2017
And of protest...
And much much more of the stuff you'd expect.
My favorite travel memory is when Donald Trump flew to Russia to get pissed on. https://t.co/80Nw7kQglV— Nick Mundy (@dickfundy) January 29, 2017
@TrumpHotels watching my husband take a selfie giving your D.C. hotel the finger. New family tradition!— Chelsea Cain (@ChelseaCain) January 29, 2017
A petition to stop Trump's state visit to the UK is about to go over 1million signatures. 900,000 signatures more than is required to trigger a debate in parliament.