Dubai company pulls Trump products

A Mideast company, the Dubai-based Landmark Group, says it would pull all Trump home decor products at its 180 Lifestyle stores in the region as it “values and respects the sentiments of its customers.”

Donald Trump has for years looked to do business in the Middle East, particularly in the Gulf and the emirate of Dubai. Trump has lent his name to two high-profile Dubai golf course projects and an ongoing real estate development, and sought for years to expand his hotel chain into the region.

But some of his rhetoric about Islam on the campaign trail — including his call to monitor mosques and his proposal this week to temporarily bar Muslims from traveling to the US — has led to increased wariness in the Arab world.

Trump’s campaign did not respond to questions about his reputation and business dealings in the Middle East.

— AP

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