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Exterior of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. The luxury hotel Donald Trump has built in an iconic downtown Washington building is set to open. The Trump International Hotel will begin serving guests Monday. There won't be any fanfare around the opening, which is known as a "soft opening." Grand-opening ceremonies are being planned for October. The Trump Organization won a 60-year lease from the federal government to transform the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue into a hotel. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump's new D.C. hotel does not provide on-site child care for employees


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WATCH  | Outside the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office in Washington, D.C.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday pledged to create new child care policy  that, among other things, provides "incentives for employers to provide child care at the workplace."

But there's no child care in the workplace to be found at Trump's own businesses -- including his newly opened hotel in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, Trump International Hotel Director of Sales and Marketing Patricia Tang told Circa that the new hotel does not provide on-site child care to its employees. 

It's a whole process to get childcare.
Patricia Tang, Trump International Hotel

'A whole process'

Tang told Circa that on-site daycare is not provided to employees because the hotel is housed in a government-owned building -- the Old Post Office Pavilion -- and regulations for daycares on federally-owned property are "a whole process."

"There is no childcare facility, because this is a government-controlled facility," she said. 

No on-site daycare at other Trump hotels, too

The confirmation of no daycare at Trump's D.C. hotel is the latest in a streak of reporting casting doubt on Trump's previous assertion that he provides on-site child care at his businesses across the country.

In August, <b>the Associated Press </b>published an investigation showing "no evidence" that such programs exist. <b>The Daily Beast</b> also had similar findings in August, after speaking with workers at Trump-owned properties.

Trump confused?

What many Trump hotels do provide, however, are daycare programs for hotel guests. Two of his programs -- named "Trump Kids" and "Trumpeteers" -- offer child care services for guests of his hotels and golf clubs.

The "Trumpeteer" program, for example, is "a program created specifically for our youngest members, ages three to twelve, which offers daily and evening child care, monthly newsletters and weekly events," according to the Trump National Golf Club website.

No word on child care benefits for Trump employees

Asked if employee benefit plans at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. include other child care-related benefits, Tang declined to comment, saying the agreements were private. 

Outside the D.C. hotel on Thursday, two hotel employees also declined to comment on their benefit plans, citing confidentiality agreements. 

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