PHOTO: President-elect Donald Trump. (photo via @BBCWorld)
A website created for President-elect Donald Trump to outline his plans for a successful transition reportedly contained several pieces or erroneous information discovered by Bloomberg News.
According to Bloomberg.com, Trump’s transition website — GreatAgain.gov — initially stated that the President-elect owned at least four pieces of property that the Trump Organization said he does not own.
After the website was launched on Nov. 9, Bloomberg fact-checkers discovered the discrepancies and contacted the team at GreatAgain.gov. The sections containing the errors were reportedly removed a short time later.
Some of the properties erroneously linked to the President-elect included Trump-branded buildings in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Brazil and Panama, but they were discovered to have been built and owned by others. The website also reportedly said Trump owned six Manhattan towers, but it was discovered that he only has partial or negligible interest in each.
Bloomberg.com also reported the transition website said Trump owns property in Brazil, Canada, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Panama, Scotland, Ireland and others locations, but the Trump Organization website said he does not own the properties in Turkey, Brazil and Panama.
In addition, the Azerbaijan project reportedly has a local owner and developer.
Bloomberg.com provided more details about errors found on the new website, which initially read: “The Trump organization owns some of the world’s top properties, including, among many others, the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump Tower, as well as Trump Parc, Trump Palace, Trump Plaza, the Trump World Tower, Trump Park Avenue, and, most recently, the transformation of the Old Post Office Building in Washington.”
Upon a more thorough investigation of property records, Bloomberg News revealed that Trump does own space at the Fifth Avenue Tower, but most of the floors in the building have been sold to others. In addition, Trump holds residual interest in Trump Parc, Trump Palace and Trump World Tower, owns 20 unsold units in the Park Avenue building and pays rent to the federal government for the hotel in Washington.