It would be a shame if something would happen to it.
This morning, the Daily Kos reported this tidbit:
Facing massive debt and an ever closer deadline, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner appears to finally have found someone willing to invest in his 666 Fifth Avenue property. Kushner‘s family-owned company is facing an enormous mortgage over the 41-story office tower, and a soon-to-come-due $1.2 billion note threatened the future of the company. But now, after investors from around the world turned Kushner down, he has amazingly found a savior.
The New York Times reports that Canada-based investment company Brookfield Properties is on its way to being the proud controlling partner for a building that no one else seems to want. Which would seem like good timing for Kushner, though not otherwise particularly interesting, but for one thing: Bookfield’s money comes from the Qatar Investment Authority.
Not long after being released from prison in 2017, Charles Kuchner (Jared’s father) met with officials in Qatar as a courtesy. At the time, the Kushner Company determined that it would not be appropriate to take a loan backed by the Qatari government.
Not long after that meeting, Kuchner and Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia (his first overseas visit), where they gave their blessing to Saudi Arabia’s blockade of Qatar (which happens to be a U.S. ally) and the location of Al Udeid Air base. The base is host to the Qatari Air Force, the U.S. Air Force, and the Royal Air Force. It is also a forward headquarters of the United Air Forces Central Command. In June of 2017, the base was host to 11,000 American and the U.S. led anti-ISIS coalition.
Since that visit, Jared Kuchner has received a $184 million loan from Qatar, but recently learned of even better news.
At the risk of repeating myself, here are the key facts of the Daily Kos artice:
1) Canadian-based Brookfield Properties recently became controlling partner in the Kushner building at 666 Fifth Avenue. Since the building has a note of $1.2 billion that is due next January, the timing was very advantageous.
2) Brookfield’s money comes from the Qatari Investment Authority.
3) The Saudi blockade of Qatari is costing our ally, Qatar, $20 billion a month.
So, would you spend $1 billion on a white elephant in the Big Apple to save your country $20 billion a month?
Probably, since you really don’t want to see your property get blown up, do you?
As of today, Gulf states are studying plans to break the deadlock over the Saudi-led boycott of Qatari.
P.S. if you could somehow blend together Anthony Scaramucci, Donald Trump Jr. and Michael Cohen, the result would bear a strong resemblance to the guy who's on the right side of the picture.
Donald Trump Jr.
By the way, Donald J. Trump has been heavily involved with the mob for his entire career. The article below provides a lot more detail, and a lot of the information will sound very familiar.
He had a "fixer", whose name was Ray Kohn
He cheated at least some workers out of their wages
He did not always pay people.
The Teamster boss who oversaw the construction of Trump Tower bought 3 apartments in the building the floor below were Trump lived.
The Teamster boss's mistress got a $3 million mortgage for an apartment, even though she did not have a job.
Trump paid $1.1 million for a mob-owned chunk of land in New Jersey that had been appraised at $195,000 5 years earlier.