Gifts that Trump did not announce during his presidency

A parliamentary investigation revealed, on Friday, that some of the many gifts the billionaire received had a total value of more than $250,000.

By Le Figaro with AFP


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About 100 of the items were delivered to the Trump family between 2016 and 2021. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Where are golf clubs donated? Donald Trump from Japan? What is the giant image of the American president coming from El Salvador? A parliamentary inquiry on Friday revealed some of the many gifts the billionaire received that were not made public.

This investigation, led by House Democrats, invokes hundreds of items offered to the Trump family between 2016 and 2021, totaling more than $250,000 in value.

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The report mentions, among other things, a dagger valued at $24,000 and a sword, donated by Saudi Arabia, which was not properly declared. He also mentions emails from the White House regarding a larger-than-life portrait of Donald Trump donated to El Salvador that authorities have lost track of.

Documents obtained by the elected officials leading the investigation indicate that this painting may have been moved to the billionaire’s luxurious residence in Florida. The administration responsible for these gifts also failed to obtain golden golf clubs, which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe presented to the President immediately after his election.Cultivate a special relationship“.

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The head of the parliamentary inquiry, Jamie Raskin, said to himself:Intent on locating the missing gifts (…) and determining whether they could be used to influence the president’s foreign policyHe warns that not declaring these things is against the law.

This long list also includes a mother-of-pearl portrait of Ivanka Trump, which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave to the president’s daughter in 2017. Her husband, Jared Kushner, was the architect of Donald Trump’s strategy in the Middle East. . The delegation accompanying Donald Trump did not respond to requests from AFP.

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