World Qatar Donald Trump Jared Kushner Blockade Newsmax CEO and Trump associate Christopher Ruddy rebuffed claims that the Qatari government is angling to buy a stake in his conservative news outlet Tuesday, amid reports that the Gulf kingdom's royal family had been negotiating about a purchase. Related: Qatar Officials Covered for Jared Kushner in Mueller Probe, Report Says Officials of the Gulf state met with representatives of Newsmax, which has a website, magazine and Newsmax TV, several times this year, anonymous sources familiar with the alleged talks told Politico. The potential investment was said to be to the tune of $90 million, primarily for its television component, according to the sources. The report made waves as an apparent effort by the Qataris to mend ties with the Trump administration, which sided with Saudi Arabia in backing a blockade on the Shia monarchy. Trump supported the blockade isolating Qatar a month after the Qatari … [Read more...] about Will Qatar Invest in Trump-Tied Conservative News Outlet Newsmax After Falling Out With Jared Kushner?
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World Donald Trump President Donald Trump’s business ties and previous friendly comments on Saudi Arabia appear to be disapproved even by his favorite news network that frequently favors him back. Fox News’ research team on Tuesday morning fact-checked Trump’s denial of his special interests with the kingdom under international scrutiny for not explaining why journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who criticized the regime in a column for The Washington Post, disappeared earlier this month and was allegedly murdered. The conservative network’s research team included five links in a bullet point list between Trump and Saudi business, along with the years. They are: “1991: Sold yacht to Saudi Prince, 2001: Sold 45th floor of Trump World Tower to Saudis, Jun 2015: I love the Saudis...many in Trump Tower, Aug 2015: 'They buy apartments from me...Spend $40M-$50M,' 2017: Saudi lobbyists spent $270K at Trump DC hotel.” About an hour earlier, Trump had … [Read more...] about Fox News Fact Checks Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia Business Denials
Donald Trump in the late 1990s helped lobby New York City officials to drop a proposal to require expensive fire sprinklers in older apartment buildings, including his Fifth Avenue condominiums at Trump Tower, according to a safety expert involved in the debate. “He [Trump] fought against it. He did not want sprinkler protections in those buildings because of the cost,” John Viniello, former president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, said in an interview. Viniello said he was involved in discussions with city officials and opponents in the real estate industry. As discussions continued, Trump called city officials to argue against the sprinkler measure, citing concerns about installation costs and vandalism, according to news reports at the time. It is unclear whether a sprinkler system would have controlled a fire that engulfed a Trump Tower apartment Saturday, killing a longtime resident and injuring six firefighters, none critically.Todd Brassner, 67, an art … [Read more...] about Trump ‘did not want sprinkler protections’ in his Fifth Avenue high-rise, former safety official says
Trump poses at a Miss Universe photoshoot Dennis Van Tine/MediaPunch The National Enquirer's parent company paid a former Trump Tower doorman $30,000 for a story on Trump's sex life, and never published it. Eight months before, the company paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump. The rumor the doorman had was that the president had fathered an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower. NEW YORK (AP) — Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul's New York City buildings. As it did with the ex-Playmate, the Enquirer signed the ex-doorman to a contract that effectively prevented him from going public with a juicy tale that might hurt Trump's campaign for president. The … [Read more...] about Former Trump Tower doorman reportedly paid $30,000 for story claiming Trump had an illegitimate child
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul's New York City buildings. As it did with the ex-Playmate, the Enquirer signed the ex-doorman to a contract that effectively prevented him from going public with a juicy tale that might hurt Trump's campaign for president. The payout to the former Playmate, Karen McDougal, stayed a secret until the Wall Street Journal published a story about it days before Election Day. Since then curiosity about that deal has spawned intense media coverage and, this week, helped prompt the FBI to raid the hotel room and offices of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The story of the ex-doorman, Dino … [Read more...] about $30,000 Trump rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious tip