Four Seasons Total Landscaping Gaffe refers to a press conference which was held by the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign at the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping company. The unusual choice of venue was a result of a blunder when the similarly-named location was booked instead of the Four Seasons hotel in Philadelphia. Following the press conference, the gaffe became a trending subject of discussions and memes online.
On November 7th, 2020, following the 2020 United States Presidential Election, the United States President Donald Trump tweeted that later that day a press conference would be held in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a landscaping company (tweet shown below, left). Eight minutes prior, Donald Trump tweeted that the conference would take place at the Four Seasons hotel in Philadelphia, later deleting the tweet.
Following the tweet, multiple news outlets, including Mirror, reported on the tweet and the implied mistake made by the Donald Trump campaign. Later on the same day, the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia tweeted that the event would indeed take place at the aforementioned location and not at the hotel (tweet shown below).
On the same day at 11:30 local time, the press conference, with Donald Trump’s attorney and the former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani speaking to the media, was held at the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping. During the conference, Giuliani spoke about the alleged voter fraud during the elections. During the event, a GOP poll watched was called up to provide testimony on being denied access to the ballots. Politico later reported that the witness called during the press conference was a convicted sex offender.
Also on November 7th, major news outlets, including ABC, the Associated Press, CNN, Fox News declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 United States Presidential Campaign.
Following the conference announcement and the conference, the gaffe became a major subject of discussions on social media, with multiple users referring to the blunder as “a perfect way” for the 2020 Donald Trump presidential campaign to end. Multiple jokes about the location of the business, which neighbors
an adult literature store and a cremation center, were made in the following days (examples shown below).
A clip of Rudy Giuliani saying “all the networks” during the conference has been circulated as a reaction video. For example, a November 8th post by Twitter user @cameronscheetz gained over 87,000 views, 240 retweets and 3,500 likes (shown below).
Me finding out who passed on my pilot: pic.twitter.com/HBS7K2S6tk
— Cameron Scheetz (@cameronscheetz) November 8, 2020
On the same day, TikTok user @fashiongirl42069 posted a video in which she attempted to describe the gaffe, breaking into long laughter in the middle of the sentence. The video (shown below) received viral spread online, gaining over 3.6 million views on TikTok, with a Twitter reupload by user @claudia_silver7 gaining over 4.2 million views in one day.
Also on November 8th, Four Seasons Total Landscaping launching the sale of several merchandise items, including hoodies, t-shirts and stickers, with multiple users on posting viral tweets about the merchandise on the same day.