© Reuters. Hussain Sajwani, Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties Dubai, poses for the camera during an interview with Reuters at his Dubai office.
By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – Donald Trump‘s business partner in Dubai said on Wednesday that he was interested in expanding their business relationship despite the storming of the US Capitol last week. Trump has faced harsh criticism after encouraging his supporters Jan. 6 to march on Capitol Hill when Congress met to certify his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden. That sparked a violent invasion during which five people died. “Our relationship with the Trump Organization, and especially with (Trump’s son and Trump Organization executive) Eric Trump and his team, is fabulous and we do not intend to cancel or change that relationship,” the president of DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani. Dubai developer DAMAC owns the only Trump-branded golf course in the Middle East, Trump International Golf Club Dubai, which opened in 2017 and is operated by the Trump Organization. Sajwani said he was “very, very happy” with the relationship with Trump and would love to work together on any golf course projects around the world. Social media companies suspended Trump’s online accounts in the wake of the Capitol robbery, while a Trump-owned golf club in the United States has been stripped of hosting a major tournament. Deutsche Bank (DE :), Trump’s largest lender, will not do business with him in the future, the New York Times reported. “We always stay away from politics and we don’t get involved in politics and we have no opinion on any political issue. We are a very commercial organization and your organization has served us well,” Sajwani said.