Trump’s Muslim Ban Excludes Countries With Trump Hotels and Golf Courses
WASHINGTON, January 29, 2017—Donald Trump’s January 27 executive order banning nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries for at least 90 days and halting refugee admissions for 120 days excludes countries where Trump owns hotels or golf courses.
The text of the executive order refers to the September 11, 2001 attacks three times as the main justification for the measures taken Friday. However, the September 11 hijackers were not from any of the seven countries banned (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen) in the executive order.
In fact, 15 of the September 11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, two from United Arab Emirates (UAE), one was from Egypt and one from Lebanon.
— alan (@AvpdIsapain) January 28, 2017
Despite the above numbers, Donald Trump did not include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt or Lebanon in his executive order. The reason appears to be simple: Donald Trump has businesses in at least three of these countries, according to his own May 2016 financial disclosures.
Following is a list of Trump foreign business interests in these counties according to his disclosures.
DT Jeddah Technical Services Advisor LLC
DT Jeddah Technical Services Advisor Member Corp.
DT Jeddah Technical Services Advisor Manager LLC
DT Jeddah Technical Services Advisor Manager Member Corp.
THC Jeddah Hotel Advisor LLC
THC Jeddah Hotel Advisor Member Corp.
THC Jeddah Hotel Manager LLC
THC Jeddah Hotel Manager Member Corp.
DT Dubai Golf Manager LLC
DT Dubai Golf Manager Member Corp.
DT Dubai II Golf Manager LLC
DT Dubai II Golf Manager Member Corp.
DT Marks Dubai LLC
DT Marks Member Corp.
DT Marks II Dubai LLC
DT Marks II Member Corp.
THC Dubai II Hotel Manager LLC
THC Dubai II Hotel Manager Member Corp.
Trump Marks Dubai Corp.
Trump Marks Dubai LLC
Trump Marks Egypt Corp.
Trump Marks Egypt LLC
This report is part of the Trump Conflict of Interest Files
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