12:01 / 20.03.2023

Donald Trump accused of hiding gifts presented by foreign authorities, including a silk carpet from Uzbekistan

According to Democrats from the US House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, among the gifts is a silk carpet from Uzbekistan worth $12,000.

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Former US President Donald Trump is accused of failing to register more than one hundred gifts from foreign governments and heads of state totaling about $291,000. The accusations are cited in a report by Democrats from the US House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

According to them, Mr. Trump’s unregistered gifts included, in particular, gold golf clubs from former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe worth up to $3,755 and a silk carpet from Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev worth up to $12,000. In addition, Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner received a dagger worth $24,000 and two sets of swords worth $8,800 from Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Currently, the US Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act prohibits presidents and federal officials from embezzling foreign gifts worth more than $415. Donald Trump is required by law to deposit the gifts with the government.

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