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Trump touts Old Post Office renovation as ‘metaphor’ for nation’s potential


Donald Trump took a detour from the campaign trail Wednesday to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington marking the official opening of his new luxury hotel blocks from The White House — sparking questions about whether it was the best use of his time less than two weeks out from the election.

Mr. Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, meanwhile, was scheduled to make campaign stops in the traditional battleground states of Colorado and Nevada, where Hillary Clinton is leading in polling averages, and Utah, which has backed every GOP White House hopeful since Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson carried it in 1964.

At the ceremony, Mr. Trump said the revitalization of iconic Old Post Office in downtown D.C. should serve as a reminder of the nation’s potential and summed up the project with the motto, “under budget and ahead of schedule.” – READ MORE

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