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Plywood covers up graffiti at the entrance to the Trump Hotel, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Washington. District of Columbia police said someone spray-painted the phrases “black lives matter” and “no justice no peace” on the front of the building on Saturday afternoon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump's new DC hotel was vandalized with 'Black Lives Matter' graffiti


Donald Trump's new hotel in Washington, D.C., was vandalized Saturday, according to CNN. 

The messages "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice No Peace" were spray-painted on the hotel's front entrance. 

Hotel employees covered the graffiti with plywood shortly after it was discovered. 

The luxury hotel, located in the Old Post Office building on Pensylvania Avenue, opened in mid-September.

The graffiti was reported around 4 p.m. Saturday, Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Aquita Brown told CNN.

The director of sales and marketing at Trump International Hotel declined to comment on the incident. 

Twitter user @AngryBlkManDC posted a video of the hotel being vandalized. 

The vandalism comes during a racially charged presidential race where Trump has repeatedly expressed support for the Blue Lives Matter movement and criticized the Black Lives Matter movement. 

In last week's debate, Clinton criticized Trump, saying he "has a long record of engaging in racist behavior." 

Previously, Clinton also declared that half of Trump's supporters fall into what she calls "a basket of deplorables," which include racists. 

Trump hasn't done himself any favors by retweeting false crime statistics about African-Americans. 

He is also known for promoting the racially-fueled theory that President Obama was born outside the United States, although he recently admitted Obama was, in fact, born here. 

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