Everything Trump touches instantly becomes politicized — including the media coverage for BLT Prime by David Burke, the steakhouse at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post reported that the hotel’s manager, Mickael Damelincourt, has tweeted multiple comments about his disappointment at the lack of coverage the restaurant has received from Washington press. Patricia Tang, the hotel's director of sales and marketing, told the Post that she blames the lack of media attention on journalists who connect the hotel with the White House.

“I think they are determined to attach us to the White House, even though we have nothing to do with it,” she said.

Food critic and Senior Editor at The Atlantic Corby Kummer told Boston Public Radio Tuesday that while there may be some political motives at play, BLT Prime's poor coverage can more likely be chalked up to the fact that it is a chain restaurant.

“It is not just about the controversy of the Trump name on a building. It is a standard restaurant," Kummer said. "It is like saying, 'I have to go straight out to Smith and Wollensky or Ruth’s Chris because it opened in my city.' If your city has lots of homegrown local alternatives, you don’t have to go straight out to them. I just don’t think the food writers would have been necessarily that excited about it.”

Kummer became familiar with the restaurant while doing research for a feature he wrote for Vanity Fair on Trump wines. He dined at BLT Prime at the Trump International Hotel for nearly four hours, sampling several wines bearing Trump's name. 

While he later trashed Trump’s wine, calling it “Welch's grape jelly with alcohol,” he told Boston Public Radio that during his meal at BLT Prime, he realized that there were “people getting good paychecks, good salaries and good tips from people … and it gives a lot of good people employment.”

“It really is like a place under occupation," he added. "It is an odd atmosphere.”