Trump Jr. to deliver foreign policy speech during business trip to India

Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr, US President Donald Trump's son arrived in India today to promote several luxurious residential projects in the country.

Apartments worth $70 million have been sold since the Gurugram towers project was launched in early January said Amit Sharma, spokesman for the Gurugram developer.

"The planned speech by Trump Jr. has renewed conflict of interest concerns, with some questioning why the US President's son will be lecturing on foreign policy while simultaneously trying to hawk his family business's lavish new condominiums", The Washington Post reported. "I just thought he was president".

Watchdog groups told The Post that the advertisements to meet Trump Jr. and him delivering a foreign policy speech while on a business trip created a complicated situation.

Trump Jr, in an interview in NY last week, said he had spent almost a decade "cultivating relationships in India", and the company was "now seeing the response of that effort".

Despite that fact, Don Jr said in an interview he would not be interacting with government officials.

Trump Organisation has licensing pacts with local business partners, M3M and Tribeca Developers, for constructing 254 apartments in a price bracket of Rs 5.5 crore to Rs 11 crore with a total area ranging from 3,500-4,500 square feet, at Gurugram.

During his trip, Trump Jr will also meet Indian investors and business leaders in the cities of Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Gurgaon.

The rest of the details of Donald Trump Jr.'s itinerary are hazy despite repeated emails to the Trump Organization and its Indian partner Tribeca.

He is scheduled, nonetheless, to speak at the Global Business Summit in New Delhi, sponsored by a prominent Indian newspaper and a bank, who say the event will "showcase India's rise in world affairs". In addition to an oversupply, demonetisation has hurt sales at competing developments, but the Trump name remains a draw.

Critics have accused Donald Trump Jr. of seeking to cash in on his First Family status by offering Indian property investors an exclusive "dinner and conversation" audience. That counts. It's not who he is. The organization has five projects in India, making it the brand's largest market outside the United States.

The election changed that, he said, meaning the kids now have to step in. The biggest difference from the Obama administration, they said, was the apparent warmth between the president and Modi.

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