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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:45 AM

Taxpayers' cost for Trump Jr.'s business trip to India nearly $100K, documents show

Source: Washington Post

Taxpayers’ cost for Trump Jr.’s business trip to India nearly $100K, documents show

By Annie Gowen
November 15, 2018 at 6:56 p.m. EST

Donald Trump Jr.’s trip to India to sell his family’s luxury condominium projects cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $100,000, documents obtained by The Washington Post show.

The Department of Homeland Security, responding to a Freedom of Information request, released 47 pages of purchase orders, requisition forms and planning worksheets showing Trump Jr.’s February trip cost more than $97,805 for hotel rooms, airfare, car rental and overtime for Secret Service agents. The costs were incurred on a February tour of four Indian cities — New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata — where the Trump family has licensed its name to luxury high-rise projects.

Trump Jr., 40, is the executive vice president of the family real estate company that the president still owns, although the elder Trump says he has stepped back from day-to-day control.

During his tour, Trump Jr. walked the red carpet, attended a ribbon-cutting at a high-rise overlooking the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, hosted champagne dinners for buyers and had a private tête-à-tête with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. Full-page glossy newspaper ads offered those who put down a $38,000 deposit on a new luxury project outside New Delhi a chance to dine with the president’s son, prompting charges of conflict of interest. His team boasted to reporters that it had sold $100 million worth of the pricey flats, including $15 million in a single day.

The Secret Service is authorized by law to protect the president and his immediate family, although Trump Jr. briefly waived his protective guard last fall while on a moose-hunting trip to the Yukon. The idea that U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill for Secret Service travel while the Trump children are on trips to promote the family’s brand overseas has prompted criticism from both Capitol Hill and watchdog groups.

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:47 AM

1. I would tell him

enjoy it now, asshole ..... your day is coming ..... maybe there will be a family wing in the federal prison for you ....

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:40 AM

2. Kick

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:37 PM

3. No emoluments clause violation in this impeachment, or is this just about quid pro quo?

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