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Trump International Golf Club Dubai

  • Developer: Real Estate Firm Damac, whose founder, Hussain Sajwani, has a net worth estimated at around $4 billion
  • Numerous allegations of labor rights violations, including delayed payments to migrant workers and inhumane/unreasonable living conditions (no air conditioning, limited access to food)
  • Real estate firm Damac, and UAE in general, have been repeatedly cited for labor rights violations, corruption, and conflicts of interest
  • Trump received between $1-$5 million from DAMAC, according to a Federal Election Committee report
  • Legal and ethics experts have raised concerns over Trump’s chumminess with Sajwani
  • DAMAC gave $32 million contract to Middle East subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build roads despite pledge from Trump that family business would not engage in any transactions with foreign government entities during his presidency.
  • The club's bar needs government approvals to serve alcohol, which raises concerns about the "emoluments clause" of the U.S. constitution, which bars public officials from accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments and companies controlled by them without the consent of Congress.