October 26, 2016 4:25 PM EDT

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stepped away from the campaign trail to open a hotel in Washington, D.C., but politics wasn’t too far away.

In a speech at the opening of his new hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, Trump linked its success to his presidential ambitions directly,

“Today is a metaphor for what we can accomplish for this country,” he said.

Read a full transcript of his remarks.

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