Swords from the Saudi government, gold golf clubs from Japan and even a huge portrait of him from El Salvador are among the gifts of foreign governments that former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and his family received and did not report during his tenure, as required by law, legislators said this Friday democrats.
In a report published this Friday, the Democratic congressmen of the Oversight and Accountability Committee of the House of Representatives accuse the former president of not having reported more than 100 gifts he received from foreign governments, valued at about $ 291,000.
Among the unreported gifts are golf clubs, including a gold one, given by the late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, valued at more than $7,000, a $24,000 dagger from Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman and a marble figure of the Taj Majal, valued at $4,600, from former Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.
Two of these gifts, including a gold golf club and a large-scale portrait of Trump given by the Government of El Salvador, have not been located by federal authorities, the report added.
The Democratic chairman of the oversight committee, Jamie Raskin, said the report shows a “blatant disregard of the law by the government.” Trump“.
Lawmakers “are committed to determining the whereabouts of these lost gifts, as well as whether they may have been used to influence the president’s handling of foreign policy,” Raskin said in a statement.
Among its findings, the report by congressional Democrats found that Trump failed to report 17 gifts given by the government of Saudi Arabia, with an estimated total value of nearly $50,000.
U.S. law prohibits the president and government officials from keeping gifts they received during the performance of their duties and obliges them to report gifts that have a value greater than $415.
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