White House denies pushing Malaysian premier to stay at Trump Hotel

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The White House has denied any arrangements with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to stay at the Trump International Hotel during his visit to the United States to meet with US President Donald Trump.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday that no efforts had been made to make the premier stay at the president’s hotel and that Razak made a “personal decision.”

The Malaysian leader is reportedly staying at the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.

“I’m not sure about if that came up. I’m not aware that that was ever discussed,” Sanders said. “We certainly don’t book their hotel accommodations, so I couldn’t speak to the personal decision they made about where to stay here in DC.”

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives outside of the West Wing ahead of meetings with US President Donald Trump at the White House on September 12, 2017 in Washington, DC….

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