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Earlier this yr, we reported that -- the day after @TMobile announced a huge merger that requires Trump admin approval -- 9 top T-Mobile execs had reservations at @realDonaldTrump's D.C. Hotel.

Today, we learned a little more about that...

For the first time, T-Mobile put a dollar figure on their spending at @realDonaldTrump's hotel, during the period where they've been lobbying Trump's admin to approve the merger.
They spent $195K at the hotel, over 10 months. 2/
AND -- just as interesting -- @TMobile described how little its top execs had used the Trump Hotel *before* they had a merger pending before the Trump Administration.
Before the merger: 2 nights, over 18 months.
Since the merger: at least 52 nights, and $195K in spending. 3/
We've been reporting on Trump Org. since 2017, and haven't seen another case like this -- where a biz became an enthusiastic customer of Trump's biz on the DAY AFTER they needed something from Trump's govt.
There may be other cases like @TMobile, but I haven't found 'em yet. 4/
What would I like to know now?
--who decided @TMobile should do this?
--Who else has done the same, w/out public notice
--How much (if anything) @realDonaldTrump's govt knew about this $ T-Mobile was spending to help their boss's private biz. 5/
We only got the $195K figure b/c of @SenWarren and @RepJayapal, who asked T-Mobile about it. I'll keep you updated as we learn more. END/
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