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As we noted earlier, Argentine President Macri says he didn’t speak to Trump about the building permits for his new office tower in Buenos Aires. But now we learn from this new report from The Guardian that he did talk to Ivanka during the call. But he didn’t talk with Ivanka about the development project either. “He spoke with Ivanka only briefly to say hello because he met her when she
was just a kid,” Macri’s spokesman told The Guardian. “They did not speak about it. The president doesn’t speak about city building permits.”

In an interview with Japan’s Asahi Shimbun, Macri addressed it himself: “In the call, I also talked with his daughter. I have known her since her infant days.”

Here’s a deep dive on the background of Trump’s Buenos Aires development. And here’s more on the two families’ history going back four decades.

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