In the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, the governments of six Middle Eastern and Asian countries filled the coffers of the Trump International Hotel with a quarter of a billion forints.
Concrete evidence has emerged that Donald Trump has used his political and diplomatic influence as President of the United States to benefit his business interests. CNN owned According to accounting documents, in the first two years of Trump’s presidency in Washington Trump International HotelDiplomatic delegations from several countries were also occupied.
The new documents provide concrete evidence of the rare practice of foreign governments spending money directly on companies owned by a sitting president. CNN reports. According to the Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee, this raises new questions about potential attempts to influence Trump as president through his companies. It was already known that foreign delegations stayed at the hotel during Trump’s term, however
For the first time, the countries that spent the amount were revealed.
The hotel accounting records were obtained by the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating Trump’s actions, through the former president’s former accounting firm and turned over to CNN.
According to accounting data, six Middle Eastern and Asian countries – China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates – spent nearly seven hundred thousand dollars, about a quarter of a billion forints, between 2016 and 2018 on Trump International in Washington, which opened in 2016. In a hotel.
- Malaysia more than 250,000 dollars,
- Qatar more than 280 thousand dollars,
- Saudi Arabia more than 90 thousand dollars,
- United Arab Emirates over $74,000
I spent it in a luxury luxury hotel in the capital, according to CNN. In addition to the above, lobbyists and other companies with ties to foreign governments have spent tens of thousands of additional funds at Trump’s properties in Washington.
By the way, the hotel was sold by the Trump Organization at the beginning of 2022 and is currently welcoming guests under the name Waldorf-Astoria.
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