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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Chinese government is extending a $500 million loan to a state-owned construction company to build an Indonesian theme park that will feature a Trump-branded golf course and hotels. A subsidiary of Chinese state-owned construction firm Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) signed a deal last week with the Indonesian firm MNC Land to build an "integrated lifestyle resort," as part of Beijing's global influence-expanding "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.

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The project will include a number of Trump-branded hotels, a golf course, and a residence. While the $500 million loan will not be directly allocated to any of the Trump-branded features, Beijing's contribution of half the project's total operating budget ensures the success of the broader theme-park venture.

The Trump properties are considered flagship elements of the theme park, according to MNC marketing materials, and internal documents obtained by Agency France-Presse show Trump's sons have been directly involved in its planning.

Though negotiations began prior to Trump's election and his pledge to cease engaging in new business dealings with foreign governments, the project raises questions about the extent to which the Trump organization is dependent on Beijing amid contentious trade negotiations with the U.S.

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Now you see why Dotard intervened on behalf of ZTE.

Quid pro quo.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-15 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

#1

I was wondering what Trump's payoff was going to be.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-15 11:29 AM | Reply

This is precisely why past presidents have been required to put their assets into blind trusts.

The corruption of this administration is 100 fold worse than predicted.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2018-05-15 11:41 AM | Reply

Didja know a president receiving bribes is an impeachable offense under the constitution.

Mueller knows.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-15 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Didja know a president receiving bribes is an impeachable offense under the constitution."

Republicans in Congress don't care. There is virtually nothing he could do that would cause them to vote for impeachment.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-15 12:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

The day after Trump said he would save the ZTE jobs, China pays off Trumpco with $500,000,000.

Just one more enormous bribe in GOP land.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2018-05-15 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Clinton's "charities" did the same thing, but are defended to this day. #doublestandard

If you want to remove corruption from the political realm, you'll need to check your partisanship at the door.

Until then, cry me a river. so's I can do donuts on my Sea-Doo.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-15 01:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Didja know a president receiving bribes is an impeachable offense under the constitution."
Republicans in Congress don't care. There is virtually nothing he could do that would cause them to vote for impeachment.

#5 | POSTED BY DANNI

We must take over at least the House in November.

#8 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-05-15 01:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7 Liar. Clinton's charities are audited and the reports have been published every year. Trump's crime network is opaque, but Mueller is on the case and Avenatti is causing Trump's gang to panic.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-15 02:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Clinton's charities are audited and the reports have been published every year.

www.charitynavigator.org

Score(out of 100) Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.91
Financial 95.00
Accountability & Transparency 93.00

Bah, what do they know!

Sheepy's fox news sources are much more trustworty.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2018-05-15 02:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Amending Clinton Foundation Taxes Can't Change The Past - www.forbes.com

"The subject is embarrassing: donations by foreign governments while Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State. Mrs. Clinton resigned from the Foundation's board after she officially announced her Presidential run. But upon becoming Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton promised that the Foundation would stop accepting donations from foreign governments. It turns out there were exceptions, and that the Foundation's tax filings with the IRS were less than transparent."

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-15 02:45 PM | Reply

Go ahead, roll out your Apple and Orange cart.

Don't everyone bump into each other in your mad rush to deflect and defend Her Bitterness.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-15 02:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It sure didn't take long for ------------------ to start -------- out Hillary deflections on this thread.

#13 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-05-15 02:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So. Just got clarification, Sheep.

Are you okay with the Trump/China affair, cause Clinton?

Or are you just fulfilling your obligation to deflect from the thread?

Cause. You deflecting on threads has become clockwork.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-05-15 02:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

- You deflecting on threads has become clockwork.

Why I took Mod8's advice and plonked him. No use feeding the troll.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-15 02:58 PM | Reply

"Are you okay with the Trump/China affair, cause Clinton?"

Nope. I want to prosecute them all and cover for none.
Or at least expose and run them out of politics.

That can't even begin until partisans get honest with themselves and others.
The majority of posters here are dishonest about it.

I don't mind being denigrated for it. Because I know it's the truth.

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-15 03:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why I took Mod8's advice and plonked him. No use feeding the troll.
#15 | POSTED BY CORKY

About the 5th time you've repeated your little tagline.
Like Donna Brazille warning people not to look at emails because Russian cooties.

You people are afraid of dissent in your party. You're afraid to confront corruption.
Because it finances your global agenda.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-05-15 03:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I want to prosecute them all and cover for none.
Or at least expose and run them out of politics.

That's cool. And I commend you for it.

But at this point, you're just deflecting from one point with another. It really serves no purpose other than muddying the water.

As for the Clintons. I can't foresee them being directly involved with politics, ever again. And if anyone finds anything to prosecute them on, all the best of luck to them.

Now. Should China be able to build a half billion dollar theme park with Trump brand golf courses and hotels?

Should China be able to buy our President?

We're both anti lobbyists. Right?

So. I wonder what China expects to get in return for such a thing.

You don't just spend half a billion with no expectations...

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-05-15 03:21 PM | Reply

"It turns out there were exceptions, and that the Foundation's tax filings with the IRS were less than transparent."

Yeah, not as transparent as Donald Trump's filings with the IRS LOL!

#19 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-15 03:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hilarious that a Trumper wants to discuss tax returns.

#20 | Posted by Nixon at 2018-05-15 03:43 PM | Reply

Crooked Fascist Donald.

No one could be surprised by this we new something was up when he all of the sudden cared about jobs in China

#21 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-05-16 01:31 AM | Reply

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