Obama’s Waldorf Astoria snub breaks presidential tradition

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  1. newcastlefan

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    Finally! a presidential decision that makes sense and I can agree with.


    President Obama will not stay at the Waldorf Astoria on Friday amid fears the place could be bugged after it was sold to a Chinese company.

    The Department of State changed a tradition of putting up US officials at the Waldorf — where every president since Herbert Hoover has hung his hat — after Hilton Worldwide announced it was selling the hotel to Anbang Insurance Group.

    Reports say there are fears the Chinese might set up a bugging system.

    Obama, here for a fund-raiser and Broadway show, will stay at Millennium’s ONE UN New York, right near the UN, which sources said would likely be his regular hotel when he’s in town.

    The White House did not respond to requests for comment.
     
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    Ok, I wish you fucking news guys would just summarize a story. Jesus, you guys need some marketing training.
     
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    It was a general Hi/Hello.... Ok, Hey Splash :hw:
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Hes good at doing that. He does it to the unknown soldier every memorial day.