Trump's company enters major golf course deal with China gov't

The company partnering on President Trump’s new golf course in Dubai awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to a firm owned by the Chinese government — violating Trump’s promise to avoid foreign government transactions while he’s in office.

Trump’s partner, DAMAC, gave a $32 million contract to the Middle East subsidy of the China State Construction Engineering Corporation to help build part of the upcoming Trump World Golf Club in Dubai.

DAMAC and the Chinese company both announced the deal in press releases earlier this year, with barely any mention of Trump. 

McClatchyDC first reported the connection to the President’s company.

It is unclear when the deal was struck, but both companies announced the agreement after Trump took office.

The course is scheduled to open in 2018.