Trump Pressured the President of Panama

That other time Trump tried to pressure a world leader to intervene on his personal behalf

Trump asked Panama President Varela to ‘intervene’ when his company was evicted and fired from this 70-story oceanfront tower in 2017.

Trump’s Panama nightmare

A man removes the word Trump from a sign outside the Trump Ocean Club in 2018. (Arnulfo Franco/AP Photo)

Trump’s letter to the Panamanian government threatened repercussions

The letter sent by Trump Organization lawyers ‘URGENTLY’ requested Varela’s ‘influence’ and cited a 1983 Bilateral Investment Treaty between the US and Panama



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Mary Baker

Freelance writer. Conservative-leaning, mostly moderate Independent. Libra. Loves good food and wine.