President Trump causes press conference chaos after Twitter mix-up

Four Seasons Total Landscaping centre was confused with a luxury hotel chain

epa08806162 Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani gives a press conference at a podium set up in the parking lot of a landscaping company after Joe Biden was declared as winner of the 2020 Presidential Election in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 07 November 2020.  EPA/JUSTIN LANE

With President Donald Trump’s team busy organising a legal challenge to the victory of Joe Biden, the president elect, the world's reporters were braced for what should have been a dramatic press conference on Saturday.

Mr Trump’s team, led by his attorney Rudy Giuliani, were all set to reveal what they claimed was the greatest scandal in the history of American democracy. But attendees were thrown by the unusual choice of setting.

Journalists could have been forgiven for thinking the intended venue was the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia in the city centre – and many flocked to that venue. However, the intended location was quite different  – the small Four Seasons Total Landscaping centre, in the less-than-glamorous industrial district.

In the end, the press conference took place in the car park of the landscaping centre, a world away from the Four Seasons Hotel, which has an infinity pool and a restaurant with a Michelin-starred chef.

To comedian Zack Bornstein, this was not just truth being stranger than fiction, but a comedic masterpiece playing out in real time.

The writer remarked how he could "write jokes for 800 years and I'd never think of something funnier" than the mix-up.

Comedy writer Jeffrey Lieber also chimed in with a viral tweet focusing on Mr Giuliani's plan to reveal widespread electoral fraud in several states and reclaim election victory from Mr Biden. Could it be that Mr Trump's campaign might not be as organised as they claim?

It was left to the Four Seasons hotel to clarify the mistake.

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