Washington Post

Banks, partners flee Trump brand in backlash to attack

The Trump International Hotel in the District of Columbia. Foto: Washington Post/Jonathan Newton

WASHINGTON - In November - as President Donald Trump began his effort to overturn the election he had lost - his longtime friend Tom Barrack called him with advice: Stop, for the sake of your business.

The Trump Organization was already struggling, hurt by political backlash and coronavirus-related closures, facing huge unpaid loans. Barrack told Trump that he could help that business - as well as his aides, and the country itself - by ensuring a peaceful transition, according to person familiar with the conversation...

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