Dubai developer 'happy to do business' with embattled Trump

Dubai real estate developer 'very happy' to do more business with Trump despite impeachment
2 min read
15 January, 2021
A Dubai real estate developer has said he intends to expand business with Trump despite the global backlash against the departing US president.
Trump has been impeached for the second time in his presidency [Getty]
A Dubai real estate mogul who has business with Donald Trump says he intends to expand their relationship despite the embattled US president’s historic second impeachment.

"Our relationship with the Trump Organisation, and especially with [Trump’s son and Trump Organisation executive] Eric Trump and his team, is fabulous and we have no intention to cancel or to change that relation," DAMAC Properties Chairman Hussain Sajwani told Reuters.

The DAMAC property development company owns Trump International Golf Club Dubai, the only golf course carrying the Trump brand name in the Middle East.



It was opened in 2017 and is operated by the Trump organisation.

Outgoing President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time during his term this week. He is the only US president ever to be impeached twice.

Amid the global backlash against Trump for his role in instigating the deadly riots at the US Capitol on January 6, a US golf club owned by Trump has been stripped of holding a major tournament due to take place in 2022. Trump's biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, has also said it would cease to do business with him.

However, Sajwani said that DAMAC would not take any stand against the outgoing US leader.  “We always stay away from politics and we don’t get involved in politics and we have no view on any political issues. We are a very much commercial organisation and his organisation has served us well,” he said.

He added that he was "very, very happy" with the Trump relationship, and wants to work together on creating golf courses around the world.

After the US House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday, the decision to convict him of the charges he is accused of rests with the US Senate.

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who was previously one of the president's key allies, has not ruled out voting against Trump at the upcoming Senate hearing.  


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