Analysis, LGBTQ+

The Truth: Donald Trump Has Made Millions Doing Business in Anti-LGBT Countries

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–July 21, 2016.  While Donald Trump and his allies attack a charity for helping millions of people around the world, he has made millions doing business in countries with anti-LGBT laws.

  • CNN: Trump benefits from countries with anti-gay laws: “From licensing his name to a golf club in Dubai to leasing his suburban New York estate to former Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi, Trump has launched several new business ventures connected to Middle Eastern countries since 2000.”

Like other global charities, the Clinton Foundation receives support from individuals, organizations and governments from all over the world – because the Foundation’s programs improve the lives of millions of people around the globe.  The Clinton Foundation has received support from over 300,000 donors – including countries in the Middle East who donate billions to charities each year. Global philanthropy & development depends on working with other countries The support of all these donors has made a wide range of good work possible around the world – including addressing climate change and opening opportunity for girls and women.

Hillary Clinton has spent her career fighting for equality around the world:

  • ABC News: Secretary Clinton Champions Gay Rights for State Department, Abroad
  • New York Times: “Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a scalding critique of Arab leaders here on Thursday, saying their countries risked ‘sinking into the sand’ of unrest and extremism unless they liberalized their political systems and cleaned up their economies. Speaking at a conference in this gleaming Persian Gulf emirate, Mrs. Clinton recited a familiar litany of ills: corruption, repression and a lack of rights for women and religious minorities. But her remarks were striking for their vehemence, and they suggested a frustration that the Obama administration’s message to the Arab world had not gotten through.”
  • Think Progress: “Most importantly, the campaign for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia dovetails with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s focus on the issues. At the U.S. Islamic World Forum in April, Clinton told the audience: ‘Wherever we can, we will accelerate our work to develop stronger bonds with the people themselves – with civil society, business leaders, religious communities, women and minorities.’”