Did Embassy Officials Assist in Trump Jr.’s Speech of India Trip? Asks U.S Senator

The U.S Senator had asked whether Trump Jr. had help on his speech in India, to which the embassy in New Delhi responded on Thursday that his staff did not assist or advise Donald Trump Jr. on the foreign policy address he has to give on Friday.

Senator Robert Menendez released a letter on Wednesday to the U.S ambassador in India that raised questions about the level of engagement of the embassy with Trump who is in India for the week, to promote various real estate projects of Trump empire.

According to the embassy, it only provided Trump Jr. with the usual support.

The eldest son of the US President, Trump Jr. is all set to give a foreign policy speech at a global business summit that is to be held in Delhi on Friday and is titled “Reshaping Indo-Pacific Ties: The New Era of Cooperation” right next to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top ranking Indian government officials.

Menendez is a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in his letter, voiced his concerns that Mr. Trump’s speech might send mixed or wrong message, that he speaks on behalf of his father the President or the United States, government or the administration, but not as a private individual or is he communicating the official American policy.

He wrote in his letter that given the possibility of confusing Mr. Trump’s private business with an official governmental reason he wants to ensure that the U.S embassy has no part in supporting Trump Organization or Mr. Trump while he is in India, other than giving him the needed security support.

The eldest son of the president is 40 years old now, and is the vice president of the Trump Organization, which is the global family real estate business, controlled by President Trump himself, still.

Its name has been licensed to about five real estate projects in India.

Some of the local business partners of the company have links to well-known politicians with not so clean history.

Trump Jr. holds no official role in the administration, unlike his sister and her husband, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

Even though, he did attend a meeting with a Russian group at Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto  and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.

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