how difficult it may be to untangle Trump’s worldwide properties once he is sworn in.
A CNN review of Trump’s most recent financial disclosures show the President-elect has about 150 companies that have had dealings in at least 25 countries outside of the US, including Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, and Azerbaijan.
Those business interests have ranged from beverage sales in Israel to golf course developments in the UAE.
Although the location of some of Trump’s foreign business deals could overlap with future foreign policy decisions, many of Trump’s foreign business ties involve licensing deals, in which another party owns the property and pays Trump to use his brand. The Trump Organization has created multiple companies to individually handle each of these deals.