This post originally appeared on AddictingInfo.org.
Riding yet another wave of fear mongering to gain attention, Donald Trump has gone on record as saying that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States. Yet, Trump has had many Muslim friends throughout the years who have made him very rich.
British television network Channel 4 created a great reminder of Trump’s Middle Eastern business dealings – with the same people he now says shouldn’t be allowed in the country.
Trump's business dealings in Muslim-majority countries
“It’s a very exciting time for the Trump Organisation in the Middle East” – Donald J. Trump, December 2013.The Republican front-runner may now want a ban on Muslims entering the United States, but he has not been shy of doing deals in Muslim-majority countries to expand his business empire.Posted by Channel 4 News on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
For example, in 1997, Trump bought a $30 million yacht from Adnan Khashoggi, a well known Saudi billionaire and arms dealer many considered the richest man in the world. In 1995, Trump sold his shares in the New York Plaza Hotel to Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Said to be worth $40 billion, the prince has many other investments in the United States including a 5% share in Twitter.
In 2012, Trump opened a $400 Million twin tower complex calling majority Muslim Turkey an “amazing place.”
The Trump International Golf Club in Dubai is opening in 2017 where Trump has invested hundreds of millions with his Muslim buddy Hussain Sajwani. Trump said of Sajwani:
“Hussain (Sajwani), my good friend and chairman of DAMAC, acquired this huge piece of land. He’s one of the world’s great developers and he wanted this project to exceed every expectation.”
As long as you’re a rich Muslim, you’re apparently alright in Trump’s book.
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