Monday, November 21, 2016

Donald Trump's First 100 Day (AM Edition): "Report: Trump pressed Argentina's president about stalled building project"

President-elect Donald Trump reportedly used a congratulatory call from Argentina’s president to push for a stalled building project in Buenos Aires.

According to a report in the Argentine paper La Nacion, when President Mauricio Macri called Trump to congratulate him on winning the election, Trump used the opportunity to urge him to clear the way for a stalled office building development.

Talking Points Memo translated the story, which included comments from well-respected local journalist Jorge Lanata.

“Macri called him. This still hasn’t emerged but Trump asked for them to authorize a building he’s constructing in Buenos Aires, it wasn’t just a geopolitical chat,” said Lanata.

A spokesman for Macri told a reporter for Public Radio International that the reports were "absolutely untrue."

Macri and Trump have known each other for years, and both were businessmen before ascending to the presidency: Macri's father Francisco sold a defunct real estate development project in New York to Trump in the 1980s. Read More

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