A Trump in White House, a Trump on sales trip to India

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CNBC-TV18's Real Estate Editor, Manisha Natarajan sat down with the Executive Vice President of the Trump Organisation.

Donald Trump Jr.is pulling out all the stops on a visit to his company's biggest worldwide market. A few years ago, I had said that it would become our largest because I believed in the market, I believed in the people and the relationships that I was able to form, he said.

In an interview with the New York Times last week, Trump Jr said he had spent almost a decade "cultivating relationships in India" and his company was "now seeing the response of that effort".

Panchshil Realty and the Lodha Group, the developers behind the Trump Towers in Pune and Mumbai respectively, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Trump Jr.'s visit.

Indian Prime Minister Narendora Mondi is also expected to talk at the event.

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After landing in New Delhi, President Trump's eldest son told local journalists that Modi's program of reforms "will be very positive for the country", according to the Press Trust of India. The amenities and services listed on the official website include a Trump Club - "your personal utopia in your own backyard" - and waking up to "radiant morning sunrays that are pouring in through the floor-to-ceiling glass". Over the past two days, leading national dailies have been carrying full front-page advertisements to lure the prospective buyers and cash-in on junior Trump's visit.

Construction of the Gurgaon apartment complex outside New Delhi is expected to be completed by 2023.

The marketing materials, however, don't mention the President - his name and image, as well as that of his daughter Ivanka, who joined his administration, have been removed from brochures, websites and billboards from projects in India and elsewhere in the world. India Today visited the site where the swanky Trump Tower apartments are to be constructed and spoke to property agents who claim interest is peaking.

Developers M3m, who have the rights to using the Trump brand in India, last month offered the first 100 buyers of the multimillion-dollar flats in Gurgaon the chance to fly to the United States of America and meet Mr Trump Jr. In a slow property market owing to tax clampdowns, the luxe apartments are slowly becoming one of the fastest selling properties owing to one name- Trump.

The dinners - and a massive advertising campaign before the trip by one of Trump's Indian business partners - have reignited criticism from ethics experts. "In Kolkata too, we have attained sales worth Rs 1,100 crore in the last four months", said Kalpesh Mehta, Founder of Tribeca.

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