Drain the swamp? Trump registered 8 companies in Saudi Arabia during presidential campaign
Donald Trump regularly got on his high horse during the presidential campaign about the Clinton Foundation receiving donations from Saudi Arabia — but it looks like he was eager to do business with the Saudis the entire time.
The Washington Post has found that Trump registered eight new companies during this year’s presidential campaign that “appear tied to a potential hotel project in Saudi Arabia.”
Elsewhere, the Post has found that Trump has started companies that “range from sprawling, ultraluxury real estate complexes to one-man holding companies and branding deals in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Panama and other countries, including some where the United States maintains sensitive diplomatic ties.”
As Trump prepares to take over the Oval Office, many reports have swirled around the massive conflicts of interest the new president-elect faces. Among other things, critics have raised alarms at the fact that Trump is letting his children run his businesses instead of putting them into a genuine blind trust, as well as his decision to continue meeting with foreign business partners even though he will soon become the United States’ commander-in-chief.