Detroit hotel rescinds offer for veteran’s ‘We Build the Wall’ town hall after receiving guest list

The American Mirror | 3/18/2019 | Staff
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The Detroit Foundation Hotel faces accusations of MAGAphobia.

A group supporting President Trump’s border wall – We Build the Wall – started as a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help fulfill the president’s campaign promise. It’s since morphed into a touring town hall with conservative leaders including former White House strategist Steve Bannon, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

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A We Build The Wall town hall originally scheduled for Warren, Michigan on Thursday was moved to Detroit’s Cobo Hall to accommodate more people, and organizers contacted the Detroit Foundation Hotel to book rooms across the street.

“When we called, we were initially given the group discount rate,” Jennifer Lawrence, We Build the Wall communications director, told WXYZ. “About 30 minutes later we sent over the list, we got a call back saying they’re in a tough position. Just pretty much saying that they had to rescind their group offer. We were more than welcome to book at the regular rate, but I mean we have like 20 rooms.”

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In emails to the group’s leader, triple amputee Purple Heart veteran Brian Kolfage, the sales person at the Detroit Foundation Hotel initially seems excited about the big group, but quickly turned sour when Kolfage forwarded the names of the group’s guests, according to The Gateway Pundit, a conservative news site and sponsor of the town hall.

“Thanks so much for taking the time to send over this information. After reviewing our hotel’s position, unfortunately we are going to have to withdraw our group offer for this program,” the email read. “We are in a bit of a tough spot at the moment, and feel it’s best to walk away.

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“Your guests are more than welcome to book on their own through our website, but we cannot place a group...
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