(TheRedWire.com) – On Tuesday, former President Trump stated that a gold-painted golf club gifted to him by the late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to be sent to the National Archives after claims that he and his family had not returned the gifts that they had received from foreign governments.
Trump stated that following a search they were able to locate “the gold (paint!) Driver was given to me by my friend & former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.” As he claimed the club had been placed in a locker at Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach County, Florida along with all of his other clubs. He further claimed in his post on Truth Social that it had never been used.
Trump added that this particular club had been gifted to him “before entering office,” which would mean “that there are no reporting requirements.” Still, he is choosing to send “it to NARA.”
Last month, Democrats on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee released a report in which they claimed Trump and his family failed to disclose more than 100 gifts received from foreign governments during his time in office, which would total close to $300,000.
Gifts given by a foreign head of state belong to the American people according to the Archives. However, Presidents can keep some gifts given from foreign private citizens under $415. Gifts that are above that amount need to be declared in the president’s taxes if they want to keep them.
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