The national security risks of Trump’s foreign financial entanglements

September 28, 2020

Player utilities

President Donald Trump is shown standing at a podium with TV monitoris and US flags behind him.

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sept. 27, 2020.

Credit:

Carolyn Kaster/AP

US President Donald Trump owes hundreds of millions of dollars to a foreign bank, The New York Times reports, and he regularly pays taxes to several foreign governments — while paying little to no tax to the US government. His foreign financial entanglements might pose issues for US national security. And, Southeast Asian nations seeing large investments from China. But opening the door to investment from China also comes with risks. Plus, two years ago, scientists were shocked to find a large, watery lake beneath the icy south pole on Mars. Now, the same scientists are getting clearer answers on the potential for life on the Red Planet.

Music Heard On Air

Stories in this Edition

Top of The World

Trump’s taxes show money from foreign sources; Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict flares; India passes 6 million cases

As president, Donald Trump received more money from foreign sources than previously known. And, a long-simmering conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh flared up on Sunday after both sides fired rockets and artillery. Also, India confirmed its own ongoing struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, which reached 6 million infections.