Last year, T-Mobile announced a major $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile’s value and give it a huge new chunk of the cellphone market. The merger, however, requires approval from the Trump administration. One day after the merger announcement, nine executives booked rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.—and since then, T-Mobile executives have made repeated visits to the hotel, The Washington Post reports. Seven weeks after the merger was announced, hotel records indicate that one T-Mobile executive was making his 10th visit to the hotel, and CEO John Legere appears to have made at least four visits. “It’s become a place I feel very comfortable,” Legere told the Post in an interview in the hotel’s lobby, adding that he’s not seeking special treatment from the president.
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