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At Least the Obama Administration Isn’t Dumping Donald Trump

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Miss Universe owner Donald Trump arrives for the final of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. AP

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has lost gigs with NBC, Univision and others after his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants and the Mexican government, but he’s keeping his contract with the Obama administration.

The federal government has signed a six-year lease with Trump to convert the Old Post Office Pavilion on 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. into the new Trump International Hotel in Washington.

Miss Universe owner Donald Trump arrives for the final of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. AP Donald Trump arrives for the final of the 2013 "Miss Universe" pageant in Moscow, Nov. 9, 2013 (AP)

After a reporter inquired about the status to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, Earnest referred the question to the General Services Administration. A GSA official confirmed to TheBlaze Tuesday that Trump's hotel project will proceed as planned and is set to open in 2016.

Last week, Roll Call reported a GSA official confirmed the Trump project would go forward.

So, if things go unexpectedly well for Trump’s candidacy, the hotel opening would come right after his election in November and a little before his theoretical inauguration in January 2017.

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