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Clinton to Spend Election Night at Venue that Trump Helped Build

In another strange twist in an incredibly strange election year, Hillary Clinton will await election results in the Javits Convention Center, which Donald Trump built.


On Wednesday, Politico reported that Hillary Clinton has chosen a venue for her election night celebration:

Hillary Clinton’s election night celebration will be at the Jacob K. Javits Center on the West Side of Manhattan.

What didn’t catch Politico‘s eye, at least when it first reported, is that the Jacob K. Javits Center was built in part because of – you guessed it – Donald J. Trump.

From The New York Times:

[Trump] helped persuade the city to build the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on a former Penn Central rail yard on the Far West Side; Trump earned an $833,000 fee when the city bought the land, on which he held a purchase option.

The decision – Team Clinton has not disclosed whether the Trump connection is intentional or a coincidence – raises the stakes for the Democratic nominee on Election Night.

A win for Clinton would no doubt further upset Trump – she’d be celebrating his defeat in his building. A loss, though, would add a good deal of (Trumpian) insult to injury.