Trump Claims To Have No Financial Ties To The Saudis. This Tape Says Otherwise.
As interest in President Donald Trump’s ties to Saudi Arabia have come under greater scrutiny, he tweeted Tuesday morning that he has “no financial interests” in the country and calling reports to the contrary “FAKE NEWS”.
Donald J. Trump on Twitter
“For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter). Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!”
Though it might be true that Trump is not currently doing business in Saudi Arabia, it is untrue that he has no business interests with Saudis.
During a 2015 campaign rally, Trump said himself that he is friendly with Saudi Arabia and bragged about the real estate he has sold to Saudis:
Robert Maguire on Twitter
“Trump says he has no financial interests with the Saudis, which is funny because there's literally a video of him explaining his financial interests with the Saudis. https://t.co/wst182MjYm”
And earlier this month, The Washington Post reported that Saudi business is booming at Trump hotels in the U.S. after Trump’s election, with just one visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his entourage to Trump International Hotel in New York boosting room rentals by 13 percent in the first quarter.