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Michigan GOP lawmakers ate and ate at Trump's DC Lodge after assembly on the White Home

Several Michigan GOP lawmakers were spotted at the Trump Hotel in DC after meeting Donald Trump at the White House Friday night and Saturday morning.

Jonathan Oosting, Bridge Michigan reporter, said, "Michigan House spokesman Lee Chatfield, Rep. Jim Lilly visited the Trump Hotel Bar last night after visiting the White House."

From a DC source: Michigan House spokesman Lee Chatfield, Rep. Jim Lilly, visited the Trump Hotel Bar last night after visiting the White House. I don't know if you stayed at the hotel. pic.twitter.com/YtoDtlTNWe

– Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) November 21, 2020

Other Michigan GOP lawmakers walked out of Trump's hotel Saturday morning, evading reporters and quickly leaving the scene.

I saw Michigan GOP lawmakers Mike Shirkey & Dan Lauwers leave the Trump Hotel with staff this morning, the morning after their meeting with Trump @ White House. They didn't answer my questions that were raised behind a security barrier and drove to the airport in a black SUV pic.twitter.com/UF2sPLSlQG

– Melissa Nann Burke (@nannburke) November 21, 2020

Michigan Sens. Aric Nesbitt and Tom Barrett also walked out of the hotel and returned but did not answer my questions about their meeting with Trump or whether the Michigan election should be confirmed.

– Melissa Nann Burke (@nannburke) November 21, 2020

Who paid for that lavish visit to Trump's hotel?

While the first messages from the Friday meeting between Donald Trump and these Michigan lawmakers were optimistic about the future of democracy, later images of the same lawmakers enjoying a night at the President's DC Hotel are unsettling.

It also raises questions about whether the president himself tried to drink and eat these GOP lawmakers at a time when Trump is pressuring them to overturn Joe Biden's Michigan victory.

The American people deserve the confidence that, given a free and fair election, the President of the United States will not attempt a coup to stay in power.

Nothing in the pictures of Trump's DC hotel is likely to make anyone confident about the health of American democracy.

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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.

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