Trump has a Secret Chinese Banking Account

Donald Trump spends much of his time attacking China. It turns out that maybe it’s not about Covid-19. This president has a habit of projecting. So could it be that he is attacking the Chinese because he doesn’t want us to know that he and his family does lots of business with them.

But Mr. Trump’s own business history is filled with overseas financial deals, and some have involved the Chinese state. He spent a decade unsuccessfully pursuing projects in China, operating an office there during his first run for president and forging a partnership with a major government-controlled company.

And it turns out that China is one of only three foreign nations — the others are Britain and Ireland — where Mr. Trump maintains a bank account, according to an analysis of the president’s tax records, which were obtained by The New York Times. The foreign accounts do not show up on Mr. Trump’s public financial disclosures, where he must list personal assets, because they are held under corporate names. The identities of the financial institutions are not clear.

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