Saudi Arabia’s Gifts To Trump Include Cheetah And Tiger Fur Robes, Daggers, Swords, Paintings Of Himself

The Daily Beast reports:

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton for accepting money from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, complaining during one of the debates, “These are people that kill women and treat women horribly and yet you take their money.”

That was, of course, before he made his first foreign visit as president to Saudi Arabia—and accepted dozens of gifts from the kingdom. In fact, during Trump’s visit, the White House accepted at least 83 separate gifts from Saudi Arabia, according to a document The Daily Beast has obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request to the State Department.

The gifts range from the regal (“Artwork featuring picture of President Trump”) to the martial (multiple swords, daggers, leather ammo holders and holsters), to the baroque (tiger and cheetah fur robes, and a dagger made of pure silver with a mother of pearl sheath). Now when the president is contemplating the state of Saudi women’s rights, he can do so before a “large canvas artwork depicting [a] Saudi woman.”

Hit the link to see the full insane list.

  • joeyj1220

    tacky people give tacky gifts to other tacky people

  • Karl Dubhe

    Does he think he’s going to keep the gifts given to him? They were given to the President, not the man. IIUC

    • bzrd

      we know the Resident Nazi has never learned to think

  • Do Something Nice

    Touch my ball. Now lick it.

  • AtticusP

    So POTUS gets to keep gifts from foreign governments.

    If only the Land of Oz were real. Maybe Trump could get a brain from the wizard.

    Courage and a heart would be nice, too.

    • jimbo65

      If only there were an emouloments clause to prevent such things. Oh wait. …

    • Cattleya1

      Or someone could just throw a bucket of water on him…

  • orion dumptee

    What are they doin inside the TARDIS ?

    • bambinoitaliano

      Lock him inside and toss it into the ocean.

  • Silver Badger

    So, if trump decides to do the honorable thing, he has his choice of swords and daggers. Excellent.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Points for being able to use them now on his many Houston visits.

  • No More GOP.

    Gifts of barbarism given to an incomplete man who isn’t capable of seeing how low they are.

  • another_steve

    a dagger made of pure silver with a mother of pearl sheath

    Ooh… exciting.

    In the hands of the right man, scraped gently across my naked butt as I softly coo like a Mourning Dove…

    I could get off on that.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Alternatively you can use wax 😛

    • Cattleya1

      Would you be fantasizing about Jared scraping that dagger across your naked butt??? You are very, very bad.

      • another_steve

        When I get my claws on Jared, I’ll be the top. I’ll do the scraping.

        (I’ve checked “How to Be a Top, For Dummies” out of the library btw.)

  • Friday

    By law, actually such gifts become the property of the American people, Drumph may be disappointed to find out.

    • Bluto

      “Law”. That’s cute.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        And quaint

    • AmeriCanadian

      Umm…who’s going to enforce that? Congress???? LOL!

    • BeaverTales

      The president may keep the gifts if Congress approves.

      weaponry, tiger and cheetah fur robes= illegal imports
      artwork designed to inflate his ego=violation of Emoluments Clause

      • Friday

        Pretty sure the bladed weapons aren’t, actually. *I’ve* got an imported blade.

        • BeaverTales

          You’re right. Apparently the restriction applies to switchblades only (unless you are one-handed). However the airlines can ban bladed weapons from flights and the TSA confiscates them.

          https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/329/kw/importing%20swords/session/L3RpbWUvMTUwNDU0MDU1NS9zaWQvY19PelVTcm4%3D

          • Friday

            Yeah, it’s a fuss on airlines, for obvious reasons.

        • Paula

          They are all stamped made in China.

          • Friday

            Well, mine’s a Paul Chen, but not so stamped. Japan only allows so many edge-tempered blades to be *made,* so they don’t make any Friday could possibly afford. Next best thing if you don’t mind machine-hammering. 🙂 I suppose another’s technically an antique, (old WWI era thing I rescued from rust, turned out to be a real gem in the rough. 🙂 )

          • Paula

            No, no no I don’t mean yours. I was meaning everything they gave Trump. I have a couple of Cold Steel knives, myself.
            I like Tanto blades.

          • perversatile

            (NSFW or Sensitive Souls) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzpScvZiWo Possibly six of the best minutes Tarantino ever shot- tho I attribute it more to Daryl Hanna & Uma Thurman’s skills (IMHO). The exchange between Bea and El proved quite the success with the nieces last Thanksgiving “What did you say to make Pai Mei to make him snatch out your eye?” acted out with Barbie dolls.

          • Friday

            Got one of those, getting a bit heavy for me to want to fight with in this day and age, but I keep it around for like emergency camping kind of purposes. It’s one of the good early stainless ones so also have considered trading it for something real nice in something more practical. 🙂 Mostly I go to sticks for defense these days anyway, that’s always better. 🙂

          • Paula

            Nice!

      • bambinoitaliano

        I don’t think he cares for any of them except that painting of him.

        • ColdCountry

          He’ll give the coats to Ivanka, and maybe… what’s her name? His wife? Does he ever think of her?

    • bambinoitaliano

      As if he is going to be impeach for taking things. Those rules does not apply to him.

    • ClevelandJim

      Well, since that shit is ours, I’m throwing away the painting of cheetolini NOW.

      • Friday

        In a few years we can thank the Saudis for the dart board. 🙂

  • jimbo65

    That Cheetahs and Tigers, beautiful creatures had to die to be presented as tributes to this insane little man sickens me.

  • Paula

    If he comes back to Texas, he can openly carry his swords and dagger.

    • Friday

      I’d like to see that image, you know he can’t move with stuff like that. 🙂

      • Paula

        Carrying swords is manly.
        (shutup you guys! I’m talking about real swords) 😉 😛

        • bambinoitaliano

          Especially for someone with tiny hands.

        • Friday

          He has enough trouble with stairs without one. 🙂

          • Paula

            I am hoping for him to do a Gerald Ford down the stairs
            There is a president that set a precedent.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlz0he9rtKw

          • Christopher

            I hope he falls face first down an up moving escalator.

    • bambinoitaliano

      And accidentally running into them 10 times!

      • Paula

        While wearing his tiger skins and cheetah robes. They match his skin tones so nicely.

        • johnnybc

          A robe made of Cheetos… guess it would be dry cjean only?

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Nice Chicago reference. …

      • ydnas639

        Make that 20 times, please.

      • E.A. Blair

        …backwards.

    • FAEN

      Insane. If you’re that paranoid you certainly shouldn’t be allowed to carry a sword or a gun around IMHO.

      • Friday

        Of course, most people that carry swords around from time to time aren’t doing it for defense, it’ll be mostly historical re-enactors, Renfaire types, SCA fighters, etc.

      • Paula

        I can’t wait for swordfights in the Galleria in Dallas or in front of the Alamo. That’s so Texasy.

        • Friday

          I did manage to actually get in a swordfight in Texas, ….long story. Managed to talk the dude down cause I seriously outclassed him. 🙂

          • Joe in PA

            mmmm, sword fight…oh wait.

          • Friday

            Yeah, this is the girls talking here, Joe. The real kind of swordfight. 🙂

        • Jefe5084

          I look forward to the reforming of the Knights Who Say Ni, soon.

        • Joseph Miceli

          “Tonight ONLY!! On Pay per View…the match of the century…Ted Cruz vs. Louie Gohmert! They are both crazy assholes, let’s see which one is left standing after a duel to the death with matched swords!”
          I can just imagine them dueling while the “fight music” track from the original “Star Trek” series plays in the background. MMMMMMM!!!!!

          • Todd Allis

            Makes me think of the only part I liked of “The Cable Guy.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5n28hpMFBE

          • Joseph Miceli

            OMG, that’s the music! LOL!!!!

          • Todd Allis

            Yup! I love how they cut over from him “singing” the tune, to the actual Star Trek background music.

        • perversatile
    • SoCalGal20

      Takes cosplay to a whole new level. Watch out at the Ren Faire (I assume they exist even in TX) and whatever the Texas equivalent of Comicon is.

      • minidriver

        Plenty of Ren Faires in TX (although https://www.texrenfest.com/ might not go off this year since it’s only about 55 miles NW of Houston)

  • TrueWords

    These people have their hands soaked in Yemeni children’s blood.

    Do you have any empathy for those children Mr Trump?

    You are still selling them weapons to kill thousands of innocent people.

    Furthermore, This is the kind of article that the Trump peasants avoid. Nothing to deny or blame on Obama…..

    https://beastrabban.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/trump-hipocrisy.jpg

    • bkmn

      Trump is completely incapable of anything even close to empathy and that is one of his biggest faults. It is always all about him and how superior he is – he is a winner and will settle for nothing less in his mind

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  • Bluto

    I’m picturing cheeto in his cheetah robe tweeting his morning vulgarities while on the shitter, feeling regal & oh so presidental.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/966ba6b716030b89dbad0869faff9fd1e82da1985608db4f0d52297925077bd3.jpg

    • netxtown

      Is he handing out a stupid fucking hat? Those people are way up past their ass in water and aligators – and the fuckwit hands out hats????

      • Silver Badger

        Well, yes, but they’re MAGA hats!

        • AmeriCanadian

          Covered wagon medicine show
          Take you to the place where the healing flows
          Weak in spirit we got the juice
          won’t save your soul it’ll shine your shoes
          Treated king to kangaroo
          Santa Fe to Timbuktu
          Don’t be fooled by imitation
          This is the stuff that cured a nation
          We took the tube and the high plains too
          Never stopped long just passing through
          A drop of the laughter of the maids of France
          Makes a hopeless cripple dance

      • Acronym Jim

        Satire. There’s no way Trump would haul his fat ass onto a rubber raft. At least not unless his yacht is sinking.

      • Bluto

        Only after swiping their credit card.

      • margaretpoa

        That is photoshopped. Trump would never get into a rubber boat and go out on flood waters like that. No President would just because the Secret Service wouldn’t let them but Trump is a coward to boot.

        • Joe in PA

          Nor would he give it away for free. ;(

          • AmeriCanadian

            That’s the REAL reason!

          • Jefe5084

            He’s yelling out to the guy over the sound of swirling, toxic water–“HEY you owe my $40.00! And don’t expect to be in the US for much longer.” /s
            He is such a tool.

          • margaretpoa

            LMAO! Yeah and in the middle of a disaster, he’d price gouge!

        • DaMoldBrok

          I’m guessing that there are, on average, several Members of the Secret Service that would be willing to see that Lard Ass, get in a rubber raft, set course for rapid moving flood water, and pray to every God known to man that it flips, dumping the pain in the ass Shit Gibon and never to be seen again.

          Or, we could try to convince Congress to bring the firing squad back, just one last time, right after Mueller has submitted his findings to the Courts.

      • Snarky

        Fake photo. Just think critically and ask yourself if what you’re looking at could really have happened, for starters.

        • netxtown

          I did – to a degree. My mental road catastrophe was due to his ignorance and arrogance – which led me to the possibility he would do just about anything for accolades.

          • Snarky

            Then when you see a photo or story posted online by an unknown source , step back for a second and ask yourself if your preconceptions are getting in the way of reality. You want to believe he’s a monster so you’re willing to believe the Secret Service is allowing the president out onto a raft in fast-moving flood waters, while he wears a suit and tie, to approach people who need rescuing? And that all of this happened, and he instead offered them a hat? And that the first time you found out about it was a photo posted in an online forum, two days later?

            I agree, he’s unfit for the presidency (and about every other job you could imagine), he’s a terrible person. But use your eyes and ask yourself if what you’re seeing is remotely possible.

            We are bombarded by fake news, we constantly see faked photos. We need to be critical thinkers, not casual, gullible observers.

          • netxtown

            ok. ok. you can put the 2×4 down now…..

    • bambinoitaliano

      I was so hoping the fermented pumpkin tip over and got wash away.

      • Silver Badger

        Nah. The flood water would throw him back as too nasty.

    • Jefe5084

      IS that a real pic? Is he giving a drowning person a MAGA hat? EMPATHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it’s fake pic, tho.

      • Bluto

        gotta be fake. cheeto would never get that close to a soggy commoner.

        • Jefe5084

          OR exert the slightest physical effort.

    • JWC

      Notice Donny still has hold of the cap, The caption should read”Its $40.00 you got 40??”

  • netxtown

    oh please, please, please fall on your fucking sword – for all of us.

  • bkmn

    They knew exactly which buttons to push on him

  • Paul

    Since tigers are endangered , were the skins confiscated when he brought them into the US ?

    • MaryJOGrady

      Good point. There are all these signs in the customs areas of the international airports about bringing in wildlife products.

      • PeterC

        And why would you think he would go through Customs?

    • Mikey

      whether the tigers in question are endangered or not is secondary, since the robes also contained fur from cheetahs which are critically endangered.

  • Acronym Jim

    So Trump was lying again when he said he doesn’t wear robes. Q’elle surprise.

  • Adam Stevens

    ALL of it very, VERY shiny.

  • crewman

    They aren’t emoluments if the President does it. Oh wait….

    (And on a separate note, it’s pretty friggin’ hilarious that everyone knows his favorite gift is a picture of himself.)

    • Jefe5084

      ‘Magic mirror on the wall..who’s the orangeist one of all”?

      • bzrd

        his reflection shows a svelte like god creature, 6’10” towering over the masses with beautiful flowing blond hair and nary a wrinkle to be seen

        • Jefe5084

          I am sure that when he looks at himself in the mirror, that is what he sees. Vain, narcissistic, delusional.

          • minidriver

            Even Narcissus (Greek God) is saying “Hey, tone it down!”

    • ColdCountry

      Funny, and sad.

  • MaryJOGrady

    Does #45 get to keep this stuff? Isn’t there a law or two or… something?
    The LBJ Library is full of great stuff foreign leaders gave him and Lady Bird. (That is the only presidential library I have been able to visit. I would never go to the Bu$h ones, the other ones in Texas.)

    • JWC

      I believe it stays and is catalogued with the state department Sorry dinny

    • Friday

      Yeah, not categorically, by default such gifts are accepted in the name of the American people. It’s been mentioned that Congress could turn around and give them to the President or whatnot.

  • JWC

    the double standards of Trump

  • bambinoitaliano

    That globe should be gifted to him as a permanent gag ball to be use on him.

  • KevInPDX

    Can we not refuse inappropriate and insulting gifts on a state visit?

    Those fur robes are made of the skins of CITES Schedule 1 species that you or I couldn’t import to the USA and FedEx and UPS now have a policy of not shipping exotic animal ‘trophies”. Of course Drumph brought these back on Air Force 1. I assume this type of crap gets crated up and sent to a Smithsonian warehouse?

    • Silver Badger

      Maybe not the Rhino horn…

      • MaryJOGrady

        #45 would be the type to give quack aphrodisiac nostrums a try.

        • ColdCountry

          Didn’t one of his ex wives say he was addicted to virility drugs?

      • Karl Dubhe

        You’ll get the same effect from biting your fingernails; it’s the same kind of stuff. Keratin. 🙂

    • bambinoitaliano

      We the people does not exist with this shit gibbon administration.

  • Acronym Jim

    “Pale pink chiffon dress with with silver and gold embroidered flowers in a wooden box.”

    I’m guessing that one is a reward for Giuliani.

    • bambinoitaliano

      He might have to fight Melonoma for it.

      • Acronym Jim

        I doubt that Melania would find it revealing enough. And no mention of hurricane pumps with six inch stiletto heels.

        • Jefe5084

          I think she thought that aerating the lawn would be helpful. The flood waters could drain into the ground faster or something.

        • bambinoitaliano

          She just want to melt those silver and gold embroidered flowers. She could not care less if Giuliani want the box for his own cremated ashes.

      • Joe in PA

        If it doesn’t have a designer label in it…

  • margaretpoa

    Owning products made from endangered species is illegal in the United States.

    • Treant

      Impeachable!

      • Mikey

        if only.
        but preferably death sentence.

    • bzrd

      the US government owns those gifts which the Resident Nazi receives unless he purchases tham at the going value…………………yeah, right
      HAA Haa haa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      • margaretpoa

        I think we can agree that when he leaves office, he’s going to try to take all that shit with him.

        • Snarkaholic

          …including the chandeliers, sterling silver flatware, antique furniture, etc.

          • RoFaWh

            He wouldn’t take anything of real value. He doesn’t have the taste to tell it from the dreck.

        • Ray Taylor

          All the more reason to remove him in shackles.

        • ADDISON GAINOUS

          No question.

  • Friday

    *now having sudden vision of President Friday practicing tameshegiri in Rose Garden after visit to Japan. 🙂 I’d be the first one to know the etiquette and use of these things, I bet. 🙂

  • Gigi

    Trump slammed Clinton for accepting Saudi money for her foundation, claiming she was anti-women and anti-gay because they treat women like dogs and throw gays from rooftops. Yet he gladly accepted gifts from the Saudi terrorists (he blames them for 9/11 as well) and said nothing about his daughter taking a $100 million bribe donation for her foundation that helps women entrepreneurs. 🤦🏼‍♂️

    • AmeriCanadian

      IOKIYADT

    • Tulle Christensen

      Well ah, hmmm, I got it, Trump is a man so it does not count. Maybe? /s

      • minidriver

        He identifies himself as male, so that’s all they cared about.

        I’ll give it to the Saudis for knowing exactly how to get Drumpf to roll over for belly rubs by giving him pictures of himself.

  • Mikey

    Since Tigers are endangered, and Cheetahs are critically endangered, wouldn’t it be completely illegal to import an article made from the fur of these two animals?

    Not that this would bother Drumpf, but just curious.

    My friends have to get a special permit whenever they travel out of the country with the bows for their string instruments because many of those contain heritage ivory. And it’s a REAL hassle to get back into the country even with the proper paperwork.

  • Chris H.

    Kind of OT, but last Labor Day I had the pleasure of seeing and listening to Secartary Clinton (along with Sen. Duckworth & other elected officials) at a fairly small campaign stop in Illinois. I would have never thought a year later we would be in this Shitshow! Happy Labor Day!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f9c0f8743dfce47841da214cbdc630bba968ab26efd76ac9557eb5fdcb917a3.jpg

  • David Walker

    Sorry, but brain is conditioned. Whenever I see that picture, Bullwinkle as the magician instantly comes to mind. “Eeny meeny chili beany. The spirits are about to speak.”

  • Treant

    I’m pretty sure that these are not gifts to Dumpy, but gifts to the United States and that accepting them personally would be a violation of the Emoluments Clause.

    Check and see if they end up in the personal Residence in the White House. If so, add that to the impeachable offenses list.

    • Joe in PA

      Others here have said that indeed they ARE US property. What are the odds that anything he likes will quietly disappear?

      • Treant

        One hundred percent. And he should be charged 100% of assessed insurance replacement value plus a handling fee for anything that magically walks when he’s impeached.

      • LesbianTippingHabits


        The recipient can purchase, from the United States, any such Gifts to the United States, that the recipient would want to keep.

        But we know that Donald Trump won’t pay, or donate, a dime.

        At least the Clintons were shamed into returning to the White House a number of Gifts from Americans to the White House as an institution [not to the Clintons personally] that were apparently mis-categorized as they departed.

        But Donald Trump has no shame.

        • Joe in PA

          Or he’ll figure out a way to pay with his charitable “slush fund”. Ugh.

          • Jefe5084

            He’ll Have Eric’s charity purchase his portrait, for sure. Don’t want to leave that behind!!

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      I think that the recipient can use such Gifts to the United States while serving in office; the real issue is what happens as they leave office.

      http://edition.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/stories/02/07/clinton.furniture/index.html

      We all remember “It Takes a Pillage” in January 2001. Thank you.

      • RoFaWh

        They are given the opportunity to buy the items they want from storage by the GSA. After they leave office.

    • David Walker

      But Mel would look just swell in them. I mean, once the servants scrape the mud off those stiletto fuck me shoes.

    • AmeriCanadian

      You are so funny. What impeachable offenses list?

      • Joe in PA

        None that I can see. LOL.

      • Treant

        The one I’m pretty sure that Mueller is amassing, but that Congress will ignore unless forced.

        • AmeriCanadian

          I was optimistic about Mueller a while ago but now my money is on him getting shut down before year end. His investigation appears to be overlapping other members of the GOP and that just will not be tolerated.

          • bzrd

            do not forget, he is working with New York State and will be sure to get all evidence to them to make a solid case for the Resident Nazi and others to hear the wonderful sound of the jail doors clanking shut,
            BAM!

          • Treant

            Mebbe. I wouldn’t put even money on a massive “leak” in that event.

      • bzrd

        right, it’s the MAGA list

    • Friday

      I think it’s OK if things like that are put up in the *residence* while someone’s in office, cause that’s still Federal property.

      • Treant

        It is, but watch what gets “accidentally packed” to visit Grift-A-Lotto or Tiny Penis Tower.

  • Good God that sounds tacky (and also sound like illegal poaching). And this is what those Nazi assholes who voted for him think good taste looks like.

  • boobert

    Is one of those robes the one he wanders around the white house late at night?

  • Elsewhere1010

    Has anyone tried to tell him he gets to keep none of it? Because that conversation would be an interesting one to witness.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Oh I’ve seen it played out many times…with my two year old nephew.

      • Treant

        Fun story. I have a cousin who’s never really developed past age 10 emotionally and who, as a kid, used to have a tantrum any time he couldn’t take my toys and keep them. I was three years older than he was.

        That was OK on most stuff (I wasn’t and still am not an acquisitive person), but once it focused on my beloved Snoopy doll that my parents were giving in and giving to him, he learned very rapidly that three years older means even bigger tantrums when necessary.

        That doll still sits in my office, ancient, threadbare, torn, and kind of dirty. He watches to make sure I’m doing my job.

    • JWC

      But but they gave it to me its mine its mine I tell you its mine they gave it to meeee

    • bambinoitaliano

      Who wants to deal with a tantrum 2?

  • OdieDenCO

    how many items didn’t make the list but ended in donny’s pockets?

  • HZ81

    Still can’t get over that creepy-as-fuck pic. Wingers shit their pants when POTUS 44 bowed-Don rubbing the magic sphere of doom with Saudis? “Um, it’s different.”

    • SoCalGal20

      He could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Ave and they’d think it was the greatest thing ever. And if the person he shot was them, they’d just say “Thank you, sir, may I have another” before they dropped dead.

      • HZ81

        There’s nothing they haven’t a won’t excuse him for. It’s a republican thing, but I do admire their loyalty—to a point, of course. Dems couldn’t even defend the good things POTUS 44 did, like Ocare. Republican screeching scared them so.

  • Henry Auvil

    I bet the solid ivory Ben Wa balls have proven useful.

  • SoCalGal20

    Isn’t posession of endangered species’ pelts illegal?

    • bambinoitaliano

      For the little people yes.

    • JWC

      Iit would have to be determined if either Tiger or cheetah were endangered even tho it is an aberant deplorable act

      • SoCalGal20

        They’re one the CITES list and cheetahs are critically endagered.

        • JWC

          Ok then I stand corrected and informed thank you

    • Natty Enquirer

      The president does not possess such gifts. They become property of the United States.

      • SoCalGal20

        And as such, shouldn’t said gifts be turned over to US Fish & Wildlife to be properly fisposed of?

        • Natty Enquirer

          Why, so the United States won’t prosecute itself? Honestly, I have no idea what the rules are. But I bet such contraband just gets locked up somewhere, much like criminal evidence.

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    Trump should be arrested if he brought pelts of endangered big cats into the country.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Yes, but not going to happen.

  • Nipper
  • Tomcat

    So what ever happened to the emoluments clause?

    • JWC

      does Donny give a shit He has pretty much ignored the constitution

      • Tomcat

        Well I am sharpening my pitch fork and prepping my torch.

        • JWC

          carve a nice handle on your 2X4 as well

        • Tor

          No Tiki Torches!

    • Natty Enquirer

      The president accepts such gifts on behalf of the United States. They do not become his or her personal property.

  • RoFaWh

    Gifts to the President are sequestered and at the end of his term he can buy the ones he wants. Donny-boy will just have to wait for a while before he can have genuine tiger fur undies made.

    I question if a cheetah hide is legal, too.

  • JustDucky

    So did he bring those pelts home with him? ‘Cause the cheetah pelt alone puts Trump in violation of both the international CITES treaty and the Lacey Act. Lacey Act violations can carry fines of up to $100,000 plus prison time.

    I’m not going to hold my breath, of course, but they did finally get Al Capone by charging him with tax evasion…

    • Natty Enquirer

      Refusing gifts or dumping them in the trash bin would be rather stupid diplomacy. There must be rules for how such gifts of unimportable items are handled by the Executive branch. I’m pretty sure Trump will not be calling up Jeff Sessions and asking to be prosecuted under the Lacey Act.

      • JustDucky

        I suspect if you Google “prosecutorial discretion” you’ll have an answer to your question.

        And did you notice the rest of the gift list? It’s pretty clear the Saudis tailored the gifts to the recipient.

        http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/07/30/16/2AF709B600000578-0-image-a-2_1438268837759.jpg

        • DaMoldBrok

          I’m wondering if the snuck that into the country on their private jet, trying to get it past customs.

          Would not be surprised if they did.

  • Treant

    OT: Good to go to Mom’s today! She sent me a photo of a dinner plate dahlia that a friend of hers gave her, so I now need to outcompete that. 🙂 All this is going, except for the purple-pink and yellow dahlias in the back, which are the current display on the kitchen table.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61c01dbb6f249943dd53a2c705b41ad7f7e843560723a328eec30ae1ca57b38d.jpg

    • Bj Lincoln

      Beautiful!

  • fkevin

    Silently i think, “Where is Melania’s hand?”

    And this is so over the gift limit.

  • Bj Lincoln

    I don’t believe he gets to keep any of this stuff. The gifts are to the US not to Drumpf. He is not permitted to accept gifts. The stuff is placed in storage and logged among the other things the US has been given. The current President can have it on display in the WH but it is not theirs to keep. As for the illegal stuff…..I don’t think the government will sue/arrest itself so it too goes to storage. Drumpf can purchase it from the government after he is no longer in office.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He is not permitted to accept gifts, but little rules like that never stopped.h I’m before. Mail-order bride number 4 will be posing in that tiger fur robe before long.

  • Clive Johnson
  • ” Most of the world’s wild cats, including tigers and such spotted species as jaguar, leopard, ocelot, margay, and leopard cat, are endangered. You cannot import skins or items made from, or trimmed with, the fur of these animals. Furs from seals, polar bears, and sea otters are also prohibited.” From the Fish and Wildlife Services website. I’m sure ‘exceptions’ have always occurred, but I would think less and less now that there is more transparency (and eyes watching).

  • Squicky

    That silver dagger may be the only thing that can kill Trump.

  • johnnybc

    A robe made from Cheetos?
    Seems sorta… meta?

  • CraigNJ
    • Cattleya1

      That poor little kid! Talk about a bird in a gilded cage.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
  • Jay Silversmith

    Make sure he gives back that gold (?) necklace they made such a spectacle of bestowing on hair furor. Malaria was furious.

  • Jay Silversmith
  • Sarah Wright

    For once an actual non-issue. The president may accept the gifts on behalf of the United States, after which they are cataloged, appraised, and sent to the National Archives. The president is not allowed to keep any gift whose value exceeds $375.

  • Moebym of the Returners

    Oh, dear. I remember watching an interview with a gay Trump voter in which he said he couldn’t vote for Hillary because she took money from the Saudis*. I am curious as hell to know what he thinks about this little revelation. Hell, any Trump supporter.

    *True, they’re not personal gifts to him, but then again, that donation wasn’t to Hillary’s campaign, but her charitable foundation.

  • Halou

    “large canvas artwork depicting [a] Saudi woman.”

    https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2015/11/malevich-black-square.jpg

    • Moebym of the Returners

      Not too far from the truth, though the eyes should be visible (even if only barely).

  • fuzzybits

    Tiger and cheetah fur robes. These fuckers are disgusting!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    What gifts did we give to the Saudis?

    • bzrd

      we tried to give them the Resident Nazi but, alas, they sent him back

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        They didn’t want any fools gold.

  • kareemachan

    Quelle surpris.

  • Stogiebear

    I went over and checked out the list. From the number of items of clothing it made me think they’d probably seen Melania’s “work” and decided she needed a care package.

  • boobert

    This one puzzles me. Aren’t they the ones that get their panties in a twist over bare arms?

    “24. One sleeveless brown and one white silk cotton garment”

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  • Girlgoon

    No ivory ? !

  • Barry William Teske

    There us something very wrong amongst the leaders of world nations these days.
    Perhaps it has something to do with money.
    Hmmmm…I wonder.

  • NMNative

    I’m shocked that anything could come up that would make me think less of drumpf or the saudi’s, but, tiger and cheetah robes? That did it.