The relationships that Donald Trump shares with less-than-tasteful foreign governments have been a cause for concern for millions of Americans since before he even took office. It’s impossible to ignore the fact that the man is nice and chummy with the likes of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, and the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, yet honorable world leaders such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel can barely stand to be in the same room as the blowhard.
According to a resurfaced report from ABC News, Americans’ concerns were certainly not unfounded — as Trump allowed the UAE (United Arab Emirates) to make changes to his energy policy address when he was still a presidential candidate.
The ABC News report read:
“Two weeks before Trump was scheduled to deliver the energy policy speech, Thomas Barrack, a California investment tycoon with extensive contacts in the Middle East and who later helped oversee Trump’s inauguration, provided a former business associate inside the United Arab Emirates with an advance copy of the candidate’s planned remarks. The associate then told Barrack he shared them with UAE and Saudi government officials, after which Barrack arranged for language requested by the UAE officials to be added to the speech with the help of Trump’s campaign manager at the time, Paul Manafort.
ABC News has obtained copies of more detailed emails and texts from House investigators, who gathered more than 60,000 documents showing what they say are the intermingling of private interests and public policy decision by Trump aides both before and after he took office. The resulting investigative report, made public Monday, presents events surrounding the 2016 energy speech as a prime example of how Trump’s close aides were granting their foreign business contacts access to campaign policy decisions.”
In case it wasn’t clear to you before, Trump has been conniving with foreign governments since day one — and he has absolutely no intentions of stopping.
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