Family Research Council tour includes Trump hotel stay


The Family Research Council’s “Washington D.C. Christian Heritage Tour & Summit” in March is the latest conservative confab scheduled to take place at the Trump International Hotel. The three-night jaunt includes accommodations at the hotel and the possibility of a briefing at the White House, plus a day at the Museum of the Bible and a private tour of Capitol Hill, POLITICO’s Lorraine Woellert reports. Tickets start at $2,498 for a double-occupancy room.

Evangelical conservatives helped propel President Donald Trump into office and Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council’s president, has been a staunch defender of the administration. Trump, in turn, has delivered on promises to nominate conservative judges and this week endorsed a prison-reform plan backed by religious groups.

The junket is another example of why Trump should have divested from his businesses, said Delaney Marsco, a lawyer with the Campaign Legal Center. “We shouldn’t have to wonder if the president might give special treatment or consideration of policy ideas to folks who frequent his hotels,” Marsco said.

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