Donald Trump's New DC Hotel Vandalized With 'Black Lives Matter' Graffiti

A man spray-painted Black Lives Matter slogans on Trump's new hotel.

ByJ.J. Gallagher
October 3, 2016, 3:54 AM

— -- A man spray-painted "Black lives matter" and "No justice, no peace" on the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Saturday afternoon, reports WJLA, a local ABC affiliate.

Pieces of plywood covered the graffiti Sunday afternoon. Video spreading on social media showed the man marking the building and walking away.

According to D.C. police, the man spray-painted the hotel just after 4:00 p.m. Saturday. No suspects have been identified, according to WJLA.

The hotel had a soft opening in September, and a grand opening is set for later this month. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's real estate company signed a 60-year lease with the federal government to convert the historic Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue into a hotel.

Patricia Tang, the director of sales and marketing for the Trump International Hotel in D.C., said, "The matter is under investigation, and we have no comment at this time."

During the first presidential debate of the general election, Trump squeezed a plug for his new hotel into one of his responses.

"I'll give you an example," Trump said. "We're just opening up on Pennsylvania Avenue right next to the White House, so if I don't get there one way, I'm going to get to Pennsylvania Avenue another.

"But we're opening the Old Post Office. Under budget, ahead of schedule, saved tremendous money. I'm a year ahead of schedule. And that's what this country should be doing."

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