That's the president dining at Trump Hotel in DC with Ivanka, Jared, Nigel Farage, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and several other unidentified people, as photographed by IJR reporter Benny Johnson:

At Trump hotel. Secret Service swarms the place. Trump walks in, sits down next to me w/ Gov. Rick Scott, Nigel Farage, Ivanka & Kuchner pic.twitter.com/5ZgTUixvwR— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2017

Why it matters: This will only amplify calls for Congress to investigate Trump's lease of the hotel, which Rep. Jason Chaffetz has promised to investigate, although he's produced nothing so far.

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