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(The Hill)   Remember when the Trump Organization promised not to do business with foreign companies while Trump was President? Damn, they were hoping you'd forgotten that as they hire a Chinese state-owned construction company to do work on their Dubai golf club   ( thehill.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Construction, Trump Organization, Trump World Golf, Trump Organization official, Middle East, Central Asia, President of the United States, Donald Trump  
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2017-09-11 11:28:01 AM  
Oh come on, everybody gets one flub!
 
2017-09-11 11:28:35 AM  
JFC. Do we expect some American company to travel there, learn the local laws, not bribe the local officials , and still build the thing?
 
2017-09-11 11:41:30 AM  

edmo: JFC. Do we expect some American company to travel there, learn the local laws, not bribe the local officials , and still build the thing?


Honestly, a lot of countries probably have their own protectionist laws about who you can hire for construction jobs. Which is one reason a blanket "no foreign deals" promise has the potential to come back and bite you (assuming you ever intend to honor it). It also continues to illustrate the pitfalls in having a leader with large personal monetary interests in foreign states.
 
2017-09-11 11:56:17 AM  
...Trump Organization promised...

I see your problem.
 
2017-09-11 12:31:28 PM  
Shiat, all they have to do is hire a Ukrainian "business consultant" and they've got the trifecta.
 
2017-09-11 12:32:05 PM  
And basically everyone who still admits they voted for the president will see nothing wrong with this.
 
2017-09-11 12:33:06 PM  
Business in America, America!  Not some third country!  C'mon!
 
2017-09-11 01:42:30 PM  
Me Chinese, me play joke, me build Trump golf club in Dubai.

Hmm, that doesn't really flow that well.
 
2017-09-11 01:43:09 PM  
The only 'Muricans he will hire will be the Fire plan inspectors. Because we all know troubled buildings in Dubai never go up in flames.
 
2017-09-11 01:44:05 PM  
So his businesses have Russian investors, and contracts with China...I mean, who HASN'T gotten into bed with Russian oligarchs or Communist regimes in THIS day and age?

/raises hand
//If I work for a mobbed up joint, it's American mafia run, dammit
 
2017-09-11 01:45:13 PM  
Article does not mention if there's a suitable American construction company that can do that job in that location.  I would think not, it would be too hard to ship the undocumented workers there.
 
2017-09-11 01:50:35 PM  
No emoluments!  No emoluments!  You're the emoluments!
 
2017-09-11 01:52:03 PM  
I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.
 
2017-09-11 01:52:40 PM  
Apparently, the GOP has forgotten when they made Carter sell his peanut farm so her wouldn't have any possible conflicts of interest. 

I don't really expect the GOP to do anything, it's just one more thing to brow beat the Trumper family members with.
 
2017-09-11 01:53:29 PM  

JDAT: don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.


Oh well THAT makes it all better then...
 
2017-09-11 01:54:35 PM  

HoboCop: Article does not mention if there's a suitable American construction company that can do that job in that location.  I would think not, it would be too hard to ship the undocumented workers there.


Um, they just bring them in from Bangladesh.
 
2017-09-11 01:55:54 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-11 01:55:54 PM  
Chinese construction is about the quality you'd expect from something with Trump's name on it.
 
2017-09-11 01:57:06 PM  

kevlar51: Oh come on, everybody gets one flub!


That's fine, but this guy used up all his mulligans before even getting sworn in...
 
2017-09-11 01:57:57 PM  

JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.


I remember a promise that the Trump organization will not enter into any new foreign business deals.  If the deal was already in place before the election then it could proceed.

Like any promise with Trump, not worth anything.
 
2017-09-11 01:58:07 PM  
They broke that promise within days by saying that it only applied to new projects.  Dubai and China both existed before the election, so this is fine, no promises broke.
 
2017-09-11 02:00:10 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-11 02:00:23 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-11 02:00:46 PM  

JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.


This isn't quite the same, but he did promise that all profit from foreign governments would be donated to charity.

Just like with conflicts of interest, he wants to do more than what the Constitution requires. So President-elect Trump has decided, and we are announcing today, that he is going to voluntarily donate all profits from foreign government payments made to his hotels to the United States Treasury. This way it is the American people who will profit.

-- Sheri Dillon, Trump tax attorney
 
2017-09-11 02:03:27 PM  

JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.



"The trust agreement, as directed by President Trump, imposes severe restrictions on new deals.
No new foreign deals will be made whatsoever during the duration of President Trump's presidency."

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/11/509137239/watch-live-trump-holds-first-​p​ress-conference-as-president-elect
 
2017-09-11 02:04:51 PM  

NewportBarGuy: [img.fark.net image 320x240]


Something something blind trust something what?
 
2017-09-11 02:06:43 PM  
 ihaveaGED:
Just like with conflicts of interest, he wants to do more than what the Constitution requires. So President-elect Trump has decided, and we are announcing today, that he is going to voluntarily donate all profits from foreign government payments made to his hotels to the United States Treasury. This way it is the American people who will profit.

-- Sheri Dillon, Trump tax attorney


And I'm sure that's a thing that has totally happened.
 
2017-09-11 02:09:38 PM  
Boy oh boy, it's a good thing Crooked Hillary isn't president, otherwise there might be signs of improprietous dealings going on.

Yeah, she was so crooked. And nasty. And shrill! And her emails, omgwtf her emails!

/the government you deserve, folks...
 
2017-09-11 02:12:45 PM  

erik-k: Boy oh boy, it's a good thing Crooked Hillary isn't president, otherwise there might be signs of improprietous dealings going on.

Yeah, she was so crooked. And nasty. And shrill! And her emails, omgwtf her emails!

/the government you deserve, folks...


I voted Trump in for his stamina.
 
2017-09-11 02:12:56 PM  
They weren't hoping you'd forgotten. They simply do not care one iota what you think about this or anything else.
 
2017-09-11 02:28:32 PM  

JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.


I wish I could get around the law so easily
 
2017-09-11 02:35:46 PM  

patrick767: ihaveaGED:
Just like with conflicts of interest, he wants to do more than what the Constitution requires. So President-elect Trump has decided, and we are announcing today, that he is going to voluntarily donate all profits from foreign government payments made to his hotels to the United States Treasury. This way it is the American people who will profit.

-- Sheri Dillon, Trump tax attorney

And I'm sure that's a thing that has totally happened.


Totally.

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2017-09-11 02:38:13 PM  

sirrerun: HoboCop: Article does not mention if there's a suitable American construction company that can do that job in that location.  I would think not, it would be too hard to ship the undocumented workers there.

Um, they just bring them in from Bangladesh.


And they're not undocumented, their employers steal their documents.
 
2017-09-11 02:47:36 PM  

JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.


You don't listen or read too gud, do you?  "Hire American, Buy American", 'member dat trumpbro?

"from around the time"

That's like "I've got plenty" What is plenty?  Or a few?  or a couple?  Does it matter, not really.  Words soothe and words are quickly forgotten

I will be so glad when the 30% die off, never to be heard from again, but that 30% loooooves making passels of mealy mouthed brats so here we are
 
2017-09-11 02:49:36 PM  

J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.

I wish I could get around the law so easily


You can!

Are you white?
Are you male?
Are you rich?

No?  Get your ass in the paddy wagon, cholly

/bad mood
//sorry, not sorry
///had some freak storm last night, took down power lines, all that fun stuff.  Suckles
 
2017-09-11 02:52:05 PM  

kevlar51: erik-k: Boy oh boy, it's a good thing Crooked Hillary isn't president, otherwise there might be signs of improprietous dealings going on.

Yeah, she was so crooked. And nasty. And shrill! And her emails, omgwtf her emails!

/the government you deserve, folks...

I voted Trump in for his stamina.


Shoulda consulted with Melania about that.
 
2017-09-11 03:17:35 PM  

JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.


I'm just as flabbergasted now as I was then as to how exactly that would work since every freakin' business has his name in huge tacky gold letters on the outside!  It's laughable and extremely insulting.

God, I hope all the assets get seized, more than I hope they go to prison. Living a penniless existence would be the ultimate punishment.
 
2017-09-11 04:34:40 PM  
Donald Trump is a lying shiat stain and everyone who voted for him got conned, except they didn't because deep down they wanted a racist and that's who they elected.
 
2017-09-11 05:29:49 PM  

daphne: JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.

You don't listen or read too gud, do you?  "Hire American, Buy American", 'member dat trumpbro?

"from around the time"

That's like "I've got plenty" What is plenty?  Or a few?  or a couple?  Does it matter, not really.  Words soothe and words are quickly forgotten

I will be so glad when the 30% die off, never to be heard from again, but that 30% loooooves making passels of mealy mouthed brats so here we are


Anyone who properly quotes Scarlett O'Hara is A-OK with me.
 
2017-09-12 06:09:54 PM  

catzies: daphne: JDAT: I don't recall that promise.  I recall the President stating that the Trump Biz would operate without his knowledge or input going forward from around the time he was sworn in.

You don't listen or read too gud, do you?  "Hire American, Buy American", 'member dat trumpbro?

"from around the time"

That's like "I've got plenty" What is plenty?  Or a few?  or a couple?  Does it matter, not really.  Words soothe and words are quickly forgotten

I will be so glad when the 30% die off, never to be heard from again, but that 30% loooooves making passels of mealy mouthed brats so here we are

Anyone who properly quotes Scarlett O'Hara is A-OK with me.


;)
 
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