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Trump family didn't disclose 17 gifts from India: Report | World News

Trump household did not disclose 17 presents from India: Report | World Information

Former US president Donald Trump and his household didn’t disclose over 100 presents value over $250,000 obtained from international nations throughout his time within the White Home, a report launched on Friday by Democrats on the Home Oversight Committee states. The report added that of the overall 117 presents, 17 have been despatched from India which reportedly price almost $50,000.

Ex US president Donald Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File)

The presents embrace a Taj Mahal reproduction value $4,600 ( ₹3.8 lakh) gifted to Modi by former Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and a $1,920 ( ₹1.5 lakh) value cufflinks offered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2021. Reportedly, the most costly reward from India was a Makrana marble vase costing $8,500 ( ₹7 lakh) given by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in 2021.

From Saudi Arabia, the Trump household had obtained 16 presents value greater than $45,000, together with a dagger value nearly $24,000. A number of unaccounted for objects have been reported lacking too.

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Of those, a life-size portray of Trump commissioned by the president of El Salvador earlier than the 2020 elections and golf golf equipment from the then prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe are lacking. The golf golf equipment, which the report says included a putter value $460 and a driver costing $3,040, have been gifted by Abe in 2017 and 2018 throughout visits to the Trump Worldwide Golf Membership and Kasumigaseki Nation Membership.

Presents above a number of hundred {dollars} that international officers give to the president, vp and their households are required beneath the Overseas Presents and Decorations Act to be reported to the State Division. As per the report’s preliminary findings, the variety of presents reported by Trump and his household are decrease than these disclosed by earlier presidents.

PM Modi had additionally given a black marble desk with mother-of-pearl and stone inlay work value $1,400 and a gold bracelet value $2,450 to Trump and his daughter Ivanka in 2019 and 2021, respectively.

“At this time’s preliminary findings counsel once more the Trump Administration’s brazen disregard for the rule of regulation and its systematic mishandling of enormous presents from international governments, together with many lavish personalised presents that vastly exceed the statutory restrict in worth however have been by no means reported — some which can be nonetheless lacking at this time,” the opposition lawmakers mentioned in an announcement.

They added that the committee would look at the extent to which Trump violated the regulation with out paying the truthful market value for the unreported priceless presents.

(With inputs from AFP)


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