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Trump Diamond: An Unsuccessful Bid for the Astana Skyline

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Donald Trump’s name was nearly the tallest thing in Central Asia.

That is one of the primary findings from McClatchy’s most recent investigation into Trump’s investments abroad. As McClatchy’s investigators found, in 2012 the Trump Organization pitched an “obelisk-shaped tower” to the Kazakhstani government, proposing its construction not far from the presidential palace in Astana. A rendition shows a glittering, gleaming tower — nicknamed Trump Diamond and designed by John Fotiadis — spiking from the steppe, with Trump’s name crowning the skyscraper. Explained McClatchy, the tower “would have soared over........

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