Over 100 Trump presidential gifts go unreported: US Democrats Donald Trump News

Lawmakers say the Trump family failed to disclose $250,000 in gifts they received from foreign governments while in the White House.

A gold golf club from Japan and swords from the Saudi Arabian royal family were among the gifts former President Donald Trump’s family failed to disclose during his tenure, according to lawmakers in the United States.

In a statement released Friday, Democrats on the US House Oversight Committee listed more than 100 items they claim Trump and his family have not reported during his four years in the White House. The items were valued at more than $250,000.

The list included 16 gifts from Saudi Arabia totaling more than $45,000 – including a dagger valued at up to $24,000 – and 17 gifts from India including expensive cufflinks, a vase and a $4,600 one -Model of the Taj Mahal.

Under the US Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act, the President, Vice President, and their families are required to report gifts in excess of hundreds of dollars offered by foreign officials. The Department of State has a Diplomatic Gifts Department to keep records of these gifts.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, the top Democrat on the oversight body, accused Trump and his administration of “blatant disregard for the rule of law” and “systematic abuse of large gifts from foreign governments.”

In a statement, Raskin vowed to investigate the whereabouts of the “many lavish personalized gifts” that were never reported, adding that the panel is working to determine “whether they may have been used to encourage the President in his leadership of the US.” – to influence foreign policy”. .

The list also included a larger-than-life painting by Trump of the President of El Salvador, which committee investigators believe was moved to Florida, where Trump owns a beachfront mansion and three golf clubs.

Also not included were thousands of dollars in golf clubs given to Trump in 2018 and 2019 by Shinzo Abe, then Prime Minister of Japan. This included a $3,755 gold golf driver.

In a joint statement, Democrats said their report “raises significant questions about why former President Trump did not disclose these gifts to the public as required by federal law.”

The investigation echoes a recent probe by Brazilian authorities into allegations that former President Jair Bolsonaro attempted to import more than $3.2 million worth of jewelry donated from Saudi Arabia during his presidency. without declaring it an official gift.

On Wednesday, Bolsonaro – who is closely associated with the former US president and has earned him the nickname “Tropical Trump” – was ordered to hand over a set of the jewelry that had made it past Brazilian customs.

Trump, who is running for re-election in 2024, did not immediately respond to the Democrats’ report.


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