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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 04:34 AM

Provenance Hotels Faces Backlash Over Founder's Role in Trump-Ukraine Deal

Portland, Oregon-based Provenance Hotels is mired in a public relations mess due to the role its founder and current EU U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland had in trying to broker a deal with Ukraine in exchange for a potentially damaging investigation against former Vice President Joe Biden. Since President Donald Trump canceled Sondland’s appearance before a Congressional impeachment committee on October 8, calls for a boycott of the boutique chain have gained steam.

Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, whose district includes a large swath of Portland, called for the boycott of Provenance’s properties on Twitter the next day.

“No one who cares about America should do any business or stay at any of Gordon Sondland’s hotels until he fulfills his duty as a citizen to testify & turn over all relevant documents to the House,” he tweeted.
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Blumenauer’s statement may already be having an effect. Since the tweet appeared, artisanal ice cream maker Salt and Straw, also based in Portland, announced that it would cease selling its products in Provenance Hotels but did not cite a specific reason for the decision.

https://skift.com/2019/10/16/provenance-hotels-faces-backlash-over-founders-role-in-trump-ukraine-deal/

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Reply Provenance Hotels Faces Backlash Over Founder's Role in Trump-Ukraine Deal (Original post)
SunSeeker Nov 2019 OP
NBachers Nov 2019 #1
calimary Nov 2019 #4
gab13by13 Nov 2019 #7
BigmanPigman Nov 2019 #2
Skittles Nov 2019 #3
sprinkleeninow Nov 2019 #5
McKim Nov 2019 #6
exboyfil Nov 2019 #8

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 05:05 AM

1. Tailspin Gordie could never have foreseen such an unfortunate outcome to his splendid adventure.

Looks like Donnie's dreams of being Official Hotelier of the New Soviet Union have hit a little speed bump.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 06:07 AM

4. Tailspin Gordie! I like it!

Wasn’t his wife pissed off at him for getting mixed up with trump?

See Sondland Sink.

Sink, Sondland, Sink.

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Response to calimary (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 07:23 AM

7. Meh, I'm sure Trump can get Gordie some nookie.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 05:15 AM

2. I hope this kills his businesses permanently.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 05:20 AM

3. GOOD

people need to understand that supporting FASCIST DICTATOR-WANNABES is NOT good for business

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 06:09 AM

5. Aww. Here's my heartfelt

smallest violin in the world playing for gordie. 😭

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 06:38 AM

6. As A Portlander, I Will Do My Part

As a Portlander I pledge to do my part to see that Sundland’s Hotels will never recover from the stain of their owner’s participation in the crimes of aiding and encouraging a despicable charlatan in using or country for is own nefarious ends.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:53 AM

8. I am still trying to wrap my head around a EU Ambassador

talking with the President about hotel opportunities? I mean what planet are we living on.

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