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‘Trump Is the Man’: Barrack Touted Friendship to UAE in 2016

  • US says Tom Barrack sought to be ‘channel’ to next president
  • Barrack argues his contacts with UAE, Trump weren’t improper
Tom Barrack 

Tom Barrack 

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In May 2016, as Donald Trump began racking up Republican primary victories, his friend Tom Barrack sent an email to an official in the United Arab Emirates.

“Trump is the man,” Barrack said, suggesting “HH” could pack his bags.