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Trump Jr: Ethical issues

Trump Jr: Ethical issues

Daniel S Markey, who helped coordinate the US State Department's South Asia policy during the George W Bush administration, said: "The idea that the president's son would be going and shilling the president's brand at the same time Donald Trump is president and is managing strategic and foreign relations with India - that is just freakish".

The projects that Trump promoting in India were inked before his father was elected. The organization has five projects in India, making it the brand's largest market outside the United States.

After Delhi, Trump Jr will visit Kolkata where the New York-based company has partnership with Indian realtors for developing a Rs 600-crore project.

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Newspaper ads tout a visit by Donald Trump promote a new development near New Delhi.

While the company is not seeking new business opportunities during the duration of Donald Trump's presidency to avoid conflict of interest, his son said the focus would remain on building only luxury and high-end apartments. British writer and historian Patrick French called it an "abominable invitation to dinner with Trump Jr".

A business summit is also due during the son's visit later this week in New Delhi, and the government may invest it with higher status, with officials attending it. Trump Jr's easy access to key people in governments raises moral issues - in a situation where a top businessman has become US President and whose family members are used as interlocutors in diplomatic matters.

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The Trump Organisation has licensing agreements with all its Indian business partners, who build the properties and acquire the Trump name in exchange for a fee.

The apartments are expensive - though not outrageously so in the overheated real estate world of India's wealthy elite.

On Friday, Trump scheduled to make a speech about Indo-Pacific relations at a New Delhi business summit.

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The Times of India reported a year ago.