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Deutsche Bank will not do future business with Trump: NYT…

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Germany's Deutsche Bank are pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Reuters . Tue, January 12, 2021, 8:28 AM GMT+1
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank will not do business in the future with U.S. President Donald Trump or his companies in the wake of his supporters’ deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, the New York Times reported.

Deutsche Bank is Trump’s most important lender, with about $340 million in loans outstanding to the Trump Organization, the president’s umbrella group that is currently overseen by his two sons.

The NYT cited a person familiar with the bank’s thinking.

A spokesman for Deutsche Bank declined to comment on Tuesday. The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment outside normal business hours, and the White House press office did not answer the phone.

Christiana Riley, the head of the bank’s U.S. operations, last week condemned last week’s violence in a post on LinkedIn.

“We are proud of our Constitution and stand by those who seek to uphold it to ensure that the will of the people is upheld and a peaceful transition of power takes place,” she wrote.

Reuters reported in November that Deutsche was looking for ways to end its relationship with Trump after the U.S. elections, as it tires of the negative publicity stemming from the ties.

(Reporting by Tom Sims, editing by Louise Heavens)

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