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Fri May 18, 2018, 07:29 AM

Chinese Bank Offered Clients Chance to Dine With Trump for $150,000

Source: Bloomberg

China’s second-largest state-owned bank offered wealthy clients the opportunity to have dinner with the American president for $150,000 a ticket, spurring a complaint from Donald Trump’s re-election campaign to the U.S. Department of Justice.

A branch of China Construction Bank Corp. invited high-net-worth clients willing to pay the ticket price to a May 31 dinner in Dallas, according to an invitation seen by Bloomberg News and confirmed with bank staff. Chinese participants would have the opportunity to communicate with U.S. “tycoons,” take photos with Trump and get his autograph, according to the invitation.

While Trump was expected to host a $50,000-a-head fund-raising dinner with the Republican National Committee in Dallas that night, it’s illegal for U.S. political campaigns to accept donations from foreign nationals or from corporations. That means only the Chinese bank’s customers with U.S. passports would be eligible to attend.

Officials with Trump’s campaign and the RNC said they had no knowledge of the Chinese bank’s advertisement before Bloomberg News asked about it. The campaign alerted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ office about the solicitation, said a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing a potential law enforcement matter.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-18/china-bank-s-150-000-trump-invite-draws-complaint-from-campaign

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Reply Chinese Bank Offered Clients Chance to Dine With Trump for $150,000 (Original post)
demmiblue May 2018 OP
tblue37 May 2018 #1
FSogol May 2018 #2
Freethinker65 May 2018 #3
PatSeg May 2018 #4

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 07:31 AM

1. They had no idea? IOW, they got caught. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 07:34 AM

2. Step right up! See the orange buffoon eat fast food favorites with his impossibly tiny hands!

Have your camera ready, maybe he'll choke!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 07:40 AM

3. Trump is just angry because he did not get offered a larger cut of the $$$

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #3)

Fri May 18, 2018, 07:59 AM

4. That was my though as well

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