Episode 4: Examining Trump's Batumi Deal

Masha Udensiva-Brenner Dec 6, 2017
Illustration by Sofo Kirtadze

In 2011, Donald Trump and Georgia’s then-president, Mikheil Saakashvili, signed an agreement to build a Trump Tower in the Georgian port city, Batumi. Saakashvili exerted considerable effort to promote the tower, bringing Trump to Georgia in 2012 for a PR tour and lavish ceremony. But when Trump was elected president in 2016, the tower still hadn’t been built.