Trump Announces Massive New Plan – He’s Doing It!

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The former president declared that his company will be starting a new project abroad in the upcoming year, indicating that the Trump empire is thriving more than before.

According to CNN, the Trump Organization made a surprise statement on Monday about its plans to construct a new Trump Tower in Saudi Arabia, emphasizing opulent amenities for the nation’s wealthy citizens. The new tower, which will be built in the well-liked port city of Jeddah, which is home to nearly four million people, was planned in collaboration with megadeveloper Dar Al Arkan of the Dar Global brand.

“We are thrilled to expand our footprint in the Middle East and bring the Trump standard of luxury to the region through our long-standing relationship with Dar Global,” Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and son of former president Donald Trump, said in the announcement. Dar Global added the venture would cater to the “luxury Saudi Arabian market and international investors.”

The abrupt announcement is a continuation of a previous announcement that Dar Global and the Trump Organization would be collaborating on the construction of a $500 million Trump International hotel complex in Oman, a relatively peaceful Middle Eastern nation that shares a long border with Saudi Arabia. Completion of the five-star hotel is anticipated for 2028. The hotel will feature a golf course, nightclub, and members-only club. Dar Al Arkan confirmed to the publication that the Trump name and logo will be affixed to the property.

In the event that President Trump were to secure an additional four-year term, watchdog organizations have already identified the pending projects as potential sources of conflict.

“The Trump Organization’s continued pursuit of foreign business projects raises perilous national security, corruption and constitutional concerns,” Donald K. Sherman, senior vice president and chief counsel at the Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW), told CNN in a statement. “This is particularly true of their development in Saudi Arabia, whose government has a long history of apparently seeking to influence Donald Trump. If Trump were to return to the presidency, he would likely violate the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, as he did repeatedly in his first term in office.”

CREW previously discovered that President Trump generated a minimum of $9.6 million in revenue from his Middle East properties during his four years in office. The Republican has refrained from participating in the Trump Organization’s daily operations, instead allowing his sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., to determine the most advantageous course of action for the family brand.

Given a legal ruling in New York state earlier this year that the Trump Organization artificially inflate the value of its assets to leverage favorable loan terms with banks, the timing of the announcement is favorable. President Trump, who was present for the majority of the trial, has accused state Attorney General Letitia James of unjustly targeting him and attempting to dismantle the company he inherited from his father.

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