Trump Set Up EIGHT Companies in Saudi Arabia During Election Campaign, Finances Reveal
The Republican registered the companies in August 2015, shortly after launching his bid to become the next US President.
But the billionaire could see his businesses become a risk to his Oval Office ambitions amid criticism his links with countries such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey could open him up to foreign influence and bias.
Though the 70-year-old came to prominence as a New York builder, most of the Trump Organisation’s business growth in recent years has been through real estate and licensing deals all over the world - helping to spread the brand name.
According to a report from the Washington Post, at least 111 Trump companies have done business in 18 countries across South America, Asia and the Middle East.
Interests range from sprawling real estate complexes to holding companies in countries such as Azerbaijan and Indonesia - many of which maintain sensitive diplomatic ties with the US.
The research, based on the most recent financial disclosure reports filed by Trump’s campaign, revealed his empire has claimed 16 business interests in India, 13 in the United Arab Emirates and eight in Panama.
While some companies follow long-established business deals, others were launched as recently as Trump’s campaign - including the eight tied to a potential hotel project in Saudi Arabia - the oil rich Arab kingdom Trump said he “would want to protect”.
Now we know why Saudi Arabia (where actual “bad dude hombres” terrorists who committed attacks on US soil came from) is excluded from the
travel ban advisory extreme vetting.