The United States President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. is currently in India for a week to promote his business enterprise.
He had praised the poor people of the country for keeping a smile on their face even in the adverse conditions.
Trump Jr. said that the ‘spirit’ in the country is very much different from what is observed in other parts of the world, which makes it ‘unique’.
“I don’t want to be glib but you can see the poorest of the poor and there is still a smile on a face,” Trump said on Tuesday to an Indian leading channel.
“I know some of the most successful businessmen in the world, and some of them are the most miserable people in the world,” he added.
The Trump scion is scheduled to promote his family’s real estate empire and the luxury Trump Tower projects in four cities.
Trump Jr. had kickstarted his India visit with a business meeting at a five-star hotel in the national capital. He met a group of real estate developers at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi.
Apart from his meetings in the Delhi, the son of the US President is also slated to meet Indian investors and business leaders in Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, and Gurugram, reported international news agency.
The prime agenda of Donald Trump Jr’s visit to India is likely to hold business meetings to endorse his luxurious residential project – Trump Towers.
Full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers on Monday had invited prospective investors to buy flats in Trump Organisation’s project in Gurugram and join Donald Trump Jr at a dinner later this week.
Trump Jr is also expected to deliver a speech in India on “Reshaping Indo-Pacific Ties: The New Era of Cooperation” at a global business summit on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will also be present, will speak at the summit on the topic of “Preparing India for the Future.”
Meanwhile, in the US, some experts have pointed out the conflict of interests during Donald Trump Jr’s India visit.
“The planned speech by Trump Jr has renewed conflict of interest concerns, with some questioning why the US President’s son will be lecturing on foreign policy while simultaneously trying to hawk his family business’s lavish new condominiums,” the news agency reported.
“News that the Trump Organisation would be offering buyers in the Trump Tower the chance to meet the president’s son sparked criticism of potential conflict of interest, and the fact that Trump Jr. will be giving a foreign policy speech while on a private business trip complicates the matter further”, the news agency quoted ethics expert as saying.