According to the Daily Beast, President Donald Trump's insistence that he was walked away from the management of his businesses might not be as accurate as he would have the country believe.
In an email obtained by the publication, the director of revenue management for the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., Jeng Chi Hung, indicates the president has spoken with him regarding banquet revenues, among other things.
The company is interesting to work for being under the Trump umbrella. DJT is supposed to be out of the business and passed on to his sons, but he's definitely still involved... so it's interesting and unique in that way. I had a brief meeting with him a few weeks ago, and he was asking about banquet revenues and demographics. And, he asked if his presidency hurt the businesses. So, he seems self aware about things, at least more than he lets on. I am far left leaning politically, so working here has been somewhat of a challenge for me. But, it's all business.
When questioned on the email, Hung said he could not comment, but the managing director of the hotel told the Daily Beast Hung admitted to lying in the email:
“This is total nonsense,” [Mickael] Damelincourt said. “Upon review of the email referenced in your inquiry, we have met with the individual and he has confirmed that he made these comments up in an effort to enhance his sense of importance to a former employer. In fact, this individual confirmed to me today that he has never met the President nor did any conversation ever take place. We are continuing to investigate this matter internally.”