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Fri Jan 19, 2018, 08:31 PM

'Buy a flat, meet Trump Jr' offer criticised as 'ethics atrocity'

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/19/buy-a-flat-meet-trump-jr-offer-criticised-as-ethics-atrocity

The developers behind a Trump Towers project near Delhi are offering to fly the first 100 investors in the property to the US to meet Donald Trump Jr, the US president’s eldest son.

The promotional materials for the project – the fifth in India to take the Trump name – claim the address in the Indian capital is “so powerful, a letter would reach you from any part of the world”.

One former White House ethics counsel described the offer as an “ethics atrocity”.

The specifics of the meeting with Trump Jr were unclear but the offer was repeated on a news broadcast featured on the developer’s website with the tagline “Buy a flat, meet Trump junior”.

The launch of an “ultra luxury” residential project in Gurgaon, a hub for IT workers south of Delhi, was announced last week by two of the Trump Organization’s Indian franchisees, M3M Tribeca Developers.

They claimed to have sold 20 apartments in the two 600ft towers within 24 hours of the launch, in part through boasts of building the “most luxury project in north India”, but also the lure of meeting a member of the US’s first family.

“About an initial 100 buyers will fly to the US where Donald Trump Jr will host them,” Pankaj Bansal, the India director for M3M, told the Press Trust of India.

“Making Donald Jr available to those who can afford it in a foreign land based on purchasing a property is an ethics atrocity,” said Norman L Eisen, who served as a special counsel for ethics in the Barack Obama administration and is the chairman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew), a watchdog group.

“Access to the first family should not be for sale. It’s particularly inappropriate because we know he is in constant communication with his father, so it does create a conduit to attempt to influence the president and one of his closest confidants and family members.”

Crew warned in a report released on Friday that Trump was continuing to profit from his businesses while in office and “in many cases he is profiting as a result of his presidency”.

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Reply 'Buy a flat, meet Trump Jr' offer criticised as 'ethics atrocity' (Original post)
erronis Jan 2018 OP
bettyellen Jan 2018 #1
erronis Jan 2018 #4
bettyellen Jan 2018 #6
hedda_foil Jan 2018 #2
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Response to erronis (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 08:33 PM

1. And rent an expensive flat, have an anchor baby while we help you launder money!

 

This is what we need to be explaining he means by “merit”- he means profit based immigration- and he’s the profiteer.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:24 PM

4. And I think that is his view of "good" immigrants. How he (or Javanka) can profit.

It's really surreal that this is playing out on the stage of real life instead of some Bollywood set. It's so damn tawdry!

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Response to erronis (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 11:15 PM

6. Well yeah- theyre all shifty exploitive lazy parasites exploiting others through their

 

Lucky connections. Leeches just like Trump. But they pay cash.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 09:56 PM

2. Ethics Schmethics. Trumps don't do ethics.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:21 PM

3. You can't be a successful con with ethics.

Actually, it would be fascinating if anyone could prove that this POS has ever done anything based on ethics vs. profit (or self-gratification.)

I have never heard of anyone coming forward and saying "Well, Donald saved me from perfidy and didn't require an IOU in return."

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Response to erronis (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:36 PM

5. Never,NEVER, EVER happening.

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