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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:10 AM

Trump's Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

Source: New York Times



By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK JUNE 17, 2017

LONDON President Trump has done business with royals from Saudi Arabia for at least 20 years, since he sold the Plaza Hotel to a partnership formed by a Saudi prince. Mr. Trump has earned millions of dollars from the United Arab Emirates for putting his name on a golf course, with a second soon to open.

He has never entered the booming market in neighboring Qatar, however, despite years of trying.

Now a feud has broken out among these three crucial American allies, and Mr. Trump has thrown his weight firmly behind the two countries where he has business ties, raising new concerns about the appearance of a conflict between his public role and his financial incentives.

Mr. Trump has said he is backing Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates because Qatar is a funder of terror at a very high level. But his stance toward Qatar, which is host to the largest American air base in the region, has differed sharply from the positions of the Pentagon and State Department. The secretaries of defense and state have stayed neutral, urging unity against the common enemy of the Islamic State.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:36 AM

1. Trump is only guided by personal greed

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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:56 AM

2. Trump sells weapons to countries he says support terrrorism

Trump sells weapons to countries he says support terrrorism

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/qatar-buys-12b-u-s-jets-days-after-trump-says-n772691

Qatar Buys U.S. F-15s Days After Trump Says Country Funds Terrorism

Some good political 'donations' past, present and future?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:04 AM

3. Donald and Ivanka's Azerbaijan hotel deal involves funding for...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

But... sh.... Don't let the Fanboys know. They are finding it harder and harder to twist their logic in support of Trumpy. Give them a break. Don't tell them that Trumpy is funding terrorism.

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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:42 AM

6. republicans put a freaking Casino Sharpie* in charge

and the world ges a monumentally skeazey grifter doing it to the people and planet up the wazoo. Nice ethics, repubes.


* republican Draft Dodger in Chief

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:18 AM

7. You know who Trump is not aligned to?

America and the American people. The end.

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