The Washington Free Beacon reported that Georgetown University professor and former NPR editor Kitty Eisele wrote and later deleted a tweet hinting at her hopes that the rioters would destroy the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
“Shame they aren’t noticing the Trump Hotel which costs more and has a more problematic clientele,” she responded to a tweet mentioning vandalism of the Hay-Adams.
The Trump hotel, also located near the White House, is housed in the Old Post Office and Clock Tower Building, which is owned by the federal government but leased by the Trump Organization. Completed in 1899, the building is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Donald Trump developed the property into a hotel and opened it in 2016.
Eisele is one of the many professors who have been using their platforms to promote and justify the violence which is currently destroying cities and livelihoods across the U.S.
“Shame they aren’t noticing the Trump Hotel which costs more and has a more problematic clientele.” she wrote.
Eisele has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown since 1999, and is a former editor of NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She has claimed that white supremacists were responsible for the violent uprising in Washington D.C.
We’re into riot territory downtown DC. People smashing store windows on Connectictutt and I St. a car is burning pic.twitter.com/zbx70mMBU5
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) May 31, 2020
Near, apparently alley. My favorite place in all DC and if that makes me a bad ally, so be it. I want to live in that hotel.
— Kitty Eisele (@RadioKitty) May 31, 2020
Washington is one of dozens of cities this week to see civil unrest stemming from the death of George Floyd. Protesters smashed windows and set fires Saturday night, and Secret Service agents repelled demonstrators lobbing projectiles at the White House.