Trump India 'Dinner And Chat' Property Offer Criticised

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During the week-long trip, Donald Trump Jr. will not only give support to his luxurious residential project-Trump Towers, but he is also programmed to deliver a speech on foreign policy in India.

"Trump is here - Are You Invited?" the headline of one ad reads, before offering home buyers the opportunity to pay about $38,000 to "join Mr. Donald Trump Jr. for a conversation and dinner".

Donald Trump Jr.'s schedule while in India includes a dinner to mark the launch of the Trump Towers development in Kolkata and another with buyers of apartments in the Trump Towers in Gurgaon, outside New Delhi.

Starting Tuesday, Trump Jr. will be promoting Trump Tower real estate projects in Mumbai, the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon and Kolkata, the Post reported.

Later in the week, he is scheduled to make a speech about Indo-Pacific relations at a New Delhi business summit, sharing the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"They are auctioning off access to the first family in a foreign land", Norman Eisen, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), told CNNMoney on Monday.

"On a week-long visit to push sales of Trump Towers in India, he said the "spirit" of doing business in India is much more aligned with the United States way of doing business".

Trump Jr. took over day-to-day operations of the business along with his brother when their father took office.




Some people here say the Trump Tower newspaper ads were crass, since the average annual income for people in India is less than $2,000, making that luxury lifestyle far out of reach.

Mr Trump Jr, the son of the USA president and head of the family business, will be helping to drum up sales of opulent flats in four cities that could net profits of more than $1bn.

"He was replying to a question during a meeting with reporters on why the Trump Organisation chose to build luxury apartments in India before China".

Nonetheless, the development has already clocked up sales worth almost US$80 million, according to a statement released on Monday.

Trump Junior, however, declined to disclose the revenue model for the India business and what Trump Organisation would earn.

Sources, however, said that the Indian government is treating Trump Jr's trip to India as a "private visit".

Unimark Group, which is building the Trump Tower Kolkata along with Tribeca Developers and local real estate firm RDB Group, referred questions about the event to Tribeca.

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