Manisha Natarajan of CNBC TV18 caught up with Donald Trump Junior to understand his India play.
As Donald Trump Junior kicks off his India tour to review his real estate portfolio and meet the first 100 buyers of the Trump Tower projects in Kolkatta and Gurgaon, Manisha Natarajan of CNBC TV18 caught up with him to understand his India play.
Will come to those a little later. Can you corroborate that India is now your largest international market outside of the U.S?
It is in terms of those kinds of deals. It has been an exciting market.
Both in terms of revenues and size?
Well surely in the number of projects, right. Revenues depend on what we are doing. When we have owned projects depending on the size of those projects are different and we are not going to talk about those numbers but, it's been a very important international market to us. Few years ago I said it would become our largest because I really believed in the market, i believed in the people and the relationships that I was able to form and I think it will continue to be the same when I am able to get back in the market and focus on the business side, on new deals again in the future, again once my father is out of office.
The Trump Realty brand has come under fire post your father's presidency in several geographies . How do you tackle that?
Listen, I think it is what it is. I think there comes a point in someone's life where you have to take a stand, where you actually will have to do what is right and what is important and it may not necessarily be popular to all people because everyone wants to believe that the world as a whole is a great place but I think an important part of my father is doing is what the other politicians around the world are doing which are pretty good successes. He is addressing real issues and tackling them not just for the popularity sake but because they actually have to be addressed. And so when you do get into politics, there is sort of binary nature to it. You are either this way or that way. There is not really much common ground to it these days. And I think that is unfortunate and I think that could change. But as a business, we will continue to run. We have incredible assets all over the world that will continue to operate and to grow certainly in the U.S. And it’s just a factor of time. Anything else in business, there are curveballs thrown at you every day and we will continue to do what we do well and come over those obstacles.