Frank Luntz was widely mocked Tuesday following his complaint about the Hotel Imperial, which culminated with his plea: “Please don’t bring European-style socialism to America.”
Luntz may have been attempting sarcasm with the post ― as some tweeters speculated:
But sarcasm often doesn’t translate well on Twitter.
And Luntz, a regular contributor on the widely watched conservative cable network Fox News who last month predicted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would win the 2020 Democratic nomination, found himself “ratioed”:
The closely held Dubai-based Al Habtoor Group reportedly bought the hotel, also known as The Imperial, for $78.8 million from U.S.-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016. Starwood, a subsidiary of Marriott International, continues to operate the business.