Trump closes four companies tied to Saudi Arabia

Trump closes four companies tied to Saudi Arabia
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE has reportedly shut down several of his companies since the election, including four apparently tied to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture.

Corporate registrations in Delaware show that Trump closed down the businesses days after the election, The Associated Press reported Friday.


The Trump Organization's general counsel, Alan Garten, described the business closures as routine "housecleaning," according to the AP. Garten said Trump has no existing business venture in Saudi Arabia.

The president-elect has been under heavy pressure to demonstrate that his business interests will not interfere with his job leading the country.

Trump has pledged to leave his business empire "in total," scheduling a press conference for Dec. 15 with his adult children to explain his plan.

He previously indicated he would turn over control of his company to his children, who remain close advisers on his presidential transition team.

That has led to continued questions about potential conflicts of interest as Trump is poised to enter office next month.

The AP reported Friday that Trump has filed to dissolve at least nine companies since the election.