Jewish Dems: Why Hasn’t Trump Invested in Israel?

March 21, 2016

Washington D.C. - This afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver a short statement and answer press questions at the site of the Old Post Office in Washington D.C., which is being renovated into a luxury hotel by the Trump organization. The setting of the press conference, speaking to Trump’s hospitality endeavors, has led the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) to ask Trump why he hasn’t had success investing in Israel. NJDC released the following statement:  

“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claims that his organization is currently negotiating more than 100 deals, of which 85 percent are outside the U.S. Despite his anti-foreigner and anti-Muslim rhetoric throughout his campaign, Trump has invested large amounts in the Arab world, such as in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi, Kuwait and the UAE. But not once has he completed a deal with Israel. Why is this? If Trump claims to be so great at making deals, why hasn’t he been successful in doing business with Israel? He claims to boast such great ties to Israel, yet does not have a trademark investment there.”