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>> You know again, I'm here as a businessman, I'm here not representing anyone. I'm just here and I've been coming to India for over a decade.>> Donald Trump Junior's speech in India steered clear of politics as ethics experts said he should. The US President's eldest son was slated to make a speech in New Delhi on foreign affairs on Friday.
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But just hours before the conference began it was changed to a, quote, fireside chat, where he spoke instead about India's entrepreneurial spirit and family relationships.>> So when I get to see him and the few short time I do, it's really about just sort of being together as a family unit.
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>> Trump Jr. is in India promoting the family businesses, real estate projects, amid controversy. Ethics watchdog groups in the United States say there is a possible conflict of interest in pushing the Trump brand while his father is in the White House.>> Now with the partnerships that I've been able to strike up, again over ten years, this is not something that I started doing last week, and I'm not-
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>> He said he had been coming to India for more than a decade and believes the Trump Organization's business in the country has reached a critical stage. But the brand is facing new hurdles following the US election.>> Now because of this we're saying we can't do new deals, understandably.
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>> Trump pledged he would not engage in any new foreign business deals as president. But this week, Trump Jr. was wooing buyers to bid on luxury apartments in Trump Towers on the outskirts of New Delhi, as well as in Mumbai, and attending champagne receptions. Some critics say he is selling access to the First Family.
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And even though President Donald Trump said he would hand off control of his business empire to his sons and move his assets into a trust, critics say he should have gone further, divesting himself of assets that could cause a conflict of interest.