On The View, Trump Campaign Manager Does Not Deny Newsweek Report That Trump Hotels Violated Cuban Embargo

Kellyanne Conway: “I Think [Trump's Company] Paid Money, As I Understand From The Story, They Paid Money In 1998”

From the September 29 edition of ABC's The View:

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PAULA FARIS (HOST): I want to ask you about a story that's breaking this morning from Newsweek that one of Trump's companies spent money in Cuba during the embargo when Fidel Castro -- during his regime. 

KELLYANNE CONWAY: Except you have to read the whole story to find out that then he didn't invest in it.

FARIS: But these are serious accusations, even treasonous.

CONWAY: No they're not treasonous. Read the entire story. It starts out with a screaming headline, as it usually does, that he did business in Cuba, and it turns out that he decided not to invest there. You have to read the entire story.

FARIS: So are you denying that his company spent any money in Cuba?

CONWAY: I think they paid money, as I understand from the story, they paid money in 1998. We're not supposed to talk about years ago when it comes to the Clintons, but with Trump, there is no statute of limitations.


JOY BEHAR (HOST): He's the one.

FARIS: But I don't believe you're allowed to spend money unless it's a humanitarian effort or a government effort, in that context when you're dealing with this particular regime's embargo.

BEHAR: It's not going to work in Miami. They're not going to like that.

CONWAY: Right, so, the question is did he spend money? He's very critical of Cuba. He's very critical of Castro. And he's been critical, he gave a speech the very next year to the Cuban-American National Foundation in Miami critical of those who want to do business with Castro, and he's talked about the Cuban embargo even on this show. But again, we're talking about did his hotel invest money in 1998 in Cuba? No.


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