One week after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, residents struggled amid the destruction Sunday, with many forced to seek refuge far from their homes as the death toll hit 44 in the islands.
dkless: Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too The New York Times Eric Lipton, Steve Eder and Ben Protess,The New York Times Sat, Oct 12 10:17 AM EDT UP NEXT Now Playing 1:09 1:08 1:37 0:49 0:53 1:25 2:46 0:06 1:09 Campaign manager: Trump family building 'dynasty' for decades to come Last month, the Trump family business received approval from a local government in Scotland for a major expansion of its golf resort near Aberdeen, marking the largest real estate development financed by the Trump Organization since the 2016 election. In August, President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., flew to Jakarta to help kick-start sales at a pair of Trump-branded luxury resorts planned for Indonesia. He appeared at a private event with wealthy prospective buyers and joined his politically connected billionaire Indonesian business partner at a news conference. And last year, Donald Jr. visited India to sell condos at future Trump-branded towers, appearing at an event that also featured India’s prime minister. “I’m here as a businessman,” Trump told the gathering in New Delhi. “I’m not representing anyone.” But for the children of the politically powerful, personal business and public dealings can often be indistinguishable, especially when private projects depend on foreign governments that are looking to bolster ties with Washington. In recent weeks, as the president has become embroiled in a scandal involving his interactions with Ukraine, Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric have taken to attacking Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, for his business dealings in Ukraine and China. The brothers have accused him of leveraging his family name for personal gain while his father served in the Obama administration. Among other things, Hunter Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company that has been a focus of the president’s interest in the country. “At the VERY LEAST, there’s the appearance of impropriety,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter. “A clear conflict of interest.” Wow, not sure if the Trump family knows the word "irony", but they should look it up. Further, Hunter Biden announced that he would end any foreign connections that even APPEAR to be conflicts if his father becomes President... can we get the same promise from ANY of the Trumps? Didn't think so.