Not this tweet but that tweet. Not this Four Seasons but Four Seasons Total Landscaping
The story about the Four Seasons Total Landscaping presidential press conference is still the rage today. Reporters from the bigger news organizations are still writing about the bazaar event that happened on Saturday as the networks were announcing that Biden was the president-elect.
If you're in the dark about this story, you're not alone. For a recap...A tweet went out on Saturday morning from President Trump about a press conference taking place that morning at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia. Everyone assumed it was the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Shortly after, another tweet followed with a clarification. 'No, no, not the hotel but the Four Seasons Total Landscaping.'
The Four Seasons Total Landscaping is a gardening business, in an industrial area, on the outskirts of Philly. The Washington Post quoted the owner - Sean Middleton, "I have no idea why (the campaign) wanted to do it here. I don't know how the government works. Maybe they saw on satellite images that we have a big back lot and proximity to Interstate 65." The Trump campaign made its decision and set up in the yard.
It was a low key affair with some signage, a podium, reporters, Trump supporters and Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. The press conference held at the Four Seasons was a few doors down from a sex shop and across the street from a local crematorium.
And it was at the event that Giuliani heard the news that the race had been called. He made some remarks like 'Oh, the networks called the race. Don't mind the attorneys and the law.' (something to that affect).
All of this attention has made the Four Seasons Total Landscaping famous...and they've taken advantage of it. In today's article from NPR, it goes on to explain how the landscaping business is 'cashing in' and possibly changing political parties.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported how other businesses were dealing with all the attention. They reported that a 78 year old employee manning the counter at the Fantasy Island sex shop said the phone has been ringing off the hook since Saturday with callers asking, 'Is Rudy Giuliani there?'
On the Facebook page of the Four Seasons Total Landscaping it said they would proudly host ANY presidential campaign at their business. Maybe the Four Seasons will become a fixture in Pennsylvania in politics.