D.C. residents remove homes from Airbnb for inauguration week after Trump victory

D.C. residents remove homes from Airbnb for inauguration week after Trump victory
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Before November 8th, you know, back in the halcyon, optimistic days of yore, homeowners in Washington DC were raking in the bucks with advanced reservations on Airbnb for the anticipated inauguration of Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States.

After Donald Trump’s victory, these reservations have been cancelled at an alarming rate by Hillary supporters who now have no interest in observing the peaceful transition of power scheduled to occur on January 20th: (HuffPo)

Karl Scarlett, owner of Great Dwellings, which manages Airbnb rentals for homeowners, said he had 90 cancellations for the roughly 100 properties he manages in D.C. in the 48 hours after the election.

A number of the cancellation emails came with explanations, Scarlett said. “Every single one of them had expected a different outcome.”

A rental customer told Guesty that the 50 percent cancellation fee was the least of her worries now that Trump will be president, according to Nathan Tobin, director of sales at the company. Guesty provides services to property managers with Airbnb rentals.

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