Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

This series, accessible via an easily navigable map of the world, spells out Donald Trump’s and his family’s conflicts of interest in 25 countries around the globe.

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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Brazil
Personnel work at the Trump Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 14, 2016. (AP/Silvia Izquierdo)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Brazil

The number of Trump’s international business partners being investigated for corruption is breathtaking and makes clear that the president may be more concerned with his business liabilities in Brazil and other nations than with pressing foreign policy concerns.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in the United Kingdom
Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump drives his golf buggy on the Turnberry golf course in Scotland, July 31, 2015. (AP/Scott Heppell)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in the United Kingdom

A Scottish golf course expansion demonstrates how flimsy Trump’s attempts to remove conflicts of interest have been at a time when the United States has major foreign policy concerns with the United Kingdom, including fighting terrorism and the U.K.’s exit from the European Union.

John Norris, Carolyn Kenney

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in China
A man reads a newspaper in Beijing, November 10, 2016. (AP/Andy Wong)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in China

China has been busy buying Trump properties since the election and has granted Trump a long-sought series of trademarks in the country—just days after Trump reversed his position on Taiwan.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Canada
The sun sets over the Toronto skyline, July 2015. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Canada

A troubled Trump project in Toronto links to a large and unexplained infusion of funds from a Russian bank suspected of espionage and efforts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.

John Norris, Carolyn Kenney

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Mexico
A Trump Ocean Resort Baja highway billboard remains on the project lot on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, February 2009. (AP/Guillermo Arias)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Mexico

Trump’s anger toward Mexico has been a defining theme of his campaign and presidency, and it may have more to do with a series of business deals gone bad than anything else.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Cuba
People sit on the Havana seawall in Cuba, November 9, 2016. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Cuba

Trump talked tough on Cuba, but evidence points to the Trump Organization breaking the Cuba embargo as it explored the possibility of opening a casino and resort on the island.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Turkey
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, May 16, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Turkey

Trump’s national security adviser may have pushed to delay a key military offensive against the Islamic State because it would upset Turkey, without revealing that he was on Turkey’s payroll throughout the campaign.

John Norris, Carolyn Kenney

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Israel
President Donald Trump arrives to deliver a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, May 23, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Israel

In the tricky strategic hotbed of the Middle East, Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser Jared Kushner is linked to multiple Israeli investors currently under criminal investigation.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Russia
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev holds a meeting with a supervisory board of Russian state-owned investment bank Vnesheconombank in Moscow, July 11, 2012. (AP/RIA-Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Russia

Trump’s Russia conflicts are at the heart of a cancer that may well consume his presidency and continue to place the United States at enormous risk.

John Norris, Carolyn Kenney

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Qatar
An airplane purchased by Qatar Airways is shown during a delivery ceremony in Everett, Washington, November 4, 2015. (AP/Ted S. Warren)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Qatar

President Trump’s views of countries with Muslim majorities are very clearly split by where he has business interests and where he doesn’t. Because of his friendship with a senior Qatari business leader and interest in pursuing deals in that country, Trump may be taking a soft line on Qatar.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Ireland
The greens at a golf course in Ireland get their daily manicure, August 1998. (AP/John Cogill)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Ireland

President Trump’s battles over his golf course in Ireland and his frequent references to these disputes even since becoming president show that Trump’s private profits are never far from his mind.

John Norris, Carolyn Kenney

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Panama
The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower is shown in Panama City, July 4, 2011. (AP/Arnulfo Franco)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Panama

Trump’s troubled management of Trump Ocean Club in Panama has left the president embroiled in a series of lawsuits, which his administration may be in a position to influence.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Egypt
President Donald Trump greets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as he arrives at the White House, April 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP/Andrew Harnik)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Egypt

Egypt is another example of Trump’s fondness for an increasingly authoritarian government in a country where he has business interests.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Saudi Arabia
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Saudi King Salman, U.S. first lady Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump visit the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has funneled money into Trump’s Washington hotel as part of its effort to overturn legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in India
An man reads a Bengali-language newspaper in Kolkata, India, November 10, 2016. (AP/Bikas Das)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in India

Trump’s extensive business connections in India have led him to forge close relations with Indian politicians, including some far-right, extremist figures—alliances that likely won’t serve either Americans or Indians well.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Indonesia
A woman rides her bicycle past a mural of Donald Trump in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, November 9, 2016. (AP/Trisnadi)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Indonesia

Trump’s concern for his businesses in Indonesia may be pushing him to support several Indonesian politicians who are taking that country—and America’s interests—down a dangerous path.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Azerbaijan
The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen in Baku, Azerbaijan, February 19, 2016. (AP/Aida Sultanova)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Azerbaijan

Numerous experts agree that Trump may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in his dealings with an Azeri official linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

This interactive map of the world spells out President Donald Trump’s and his family’s conflicts of interest in 25 countries around the globe.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in St. Martin
The Trump Organization is selling Trump’s St. Martin estate for $8 million more than it paid for it just four years ago. (Flickr/Stefan Krasowski)
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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in St. Martin

The Trump Organization is selling Trump’s St. Martin estate for $8 million more than it paid for it just four years ago, raising the possibility that a buyer could overpay for the property in hopes of receiving administration favors in return.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris