Trump, Kushner and MbS – a back-scratching trio

The payoff for Donald Trump saving Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by discounting the 2018 CIA report concluding that MBS had orchestrated the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been – ten guesses – a stream of lucrative post-White House deals.

  The Trump family wealth was sagging after DT lost the 2021 election, with the Capitol January 6th attack sullying his reputation further. Then his golf courses began hosting tournaments for the controversial, ‘sports-washing’ Saudi fund-backed LIV Golf; and secured an agreement with a Saudi real estate company that plans to build a Trump hotel as part of a $4 billion golf resort in Oman. Son-in-law Jared, mystifyingly handed the Middle Eastern portfolio during Trump’s term despite having zero diplomatic experience, has filled an aching billion dollar void in his family firm’s finances, acquiring $2 billion from a sovereign wealth fund chaired by MBS.

  What is horrifying about this tangled tale is not just that Trump and tribe made a killing out of the presidency, during and after, but that MBS might have fallen from high office altogether had it not been for Trump’s support. Democrats have expressed concern that such business ties could leave them beholden to the crown prince if they return to the White House.

   Trump’s astrocartography relocated to Riyadh puts a slippery Neptune in the 10th and his Saturn, Venus and Pluto in the 8th, hinting at secret financial dealings.

  There was always something ‘fated’ and slightly spooky about Trump’s relationship chart with Jared Kushner – it has an exact Mars sextile Pluto inconjunct Mercury which will be rattled up this April. Their fortunes are irrevocably tied together. Trump’s relationship with MBS will be under exceptionally heavy pressure from late this March till late 2024, with a peak of anxiety in late this April.

   It’s unlikely there would be any immediate fallout so interesting to observe and see what comes.

 Kushner will be moving through deeply frustrating, trapped and scary times from this March onwards for two years with a financially disappointing 2024 and a catastrophic 2025.

  Mohammed bin Salman, 31 August 1985, will have his successes this year alongside a few failed plans but is looking increasingly uncertain and edgy into and throughout 2024.

  Irritating that the dirt only emerges well after the event.

10 thoughts on “Trump, Kushner and MbS – a back-scratching trio

  1. Marjorie. Re China and Biden inauguration chart when Uranus and Mars were conjunct has now the North Node approaching the exact point on this Thursday.
    Re: Bush and Saudis I always believed Michael Moore who was dismissed as a crank and look how wealthy Blair has gotten since, David Kelly!!!! No job too small for that mendacious git.

  2. Marjorie: Could you possibly look at the chart of Greg Norman, the big-name professional golfer who has become
    the head of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour. His Saudi connection has sparked a firestorm of criticism and outrage from the long-established Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA Tour), not to mention from many factions of the general public. For now the LIV Tour is thriving, attracting the world’s top golfers with unprecedented lucre and, of course, gaining Donald Trump as a staunch advocate. What are LIV Golf’s prospects? Will it and Norman prevail or crumble? Many thanks if you can look into this.

  3. The death of Khashoggi was horrifying. It was similar to the killing of Daphne Galizia, an anti-corruption journalist who was killed by car bomb in 2017 by people close to the Malta govt, because she was investigating them in connection to the Panama papers.

    The EU didn’t comment or condemn Malta for similar reasons as Trump didn’t condemn Saudi – money. Lots of 2nd vote remainers rationalised it with “think about trend growth”. Similar circling of the wagons in both cases.

  4. Fascinating, thanks Marjorie. I wondered about President Bush and the House of Saud too. I haven’t looked at any of the astrology yet. It all seems very murky.

    “House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynasties is a 2004 book by Craig Unger that explores the relationship between the Saudi Royal Family and the Bush extended political family. Unger asserts that the groundwork for today’s terrorist movements and the modern wars that have sprung up about them was unintentionally laid more than 30 years ago with a series of business deals between the ruling Saudis and the powerful Bush family. The Saudis received investments and military protection in exchange for cooperation on lucrative oil deals. The author claims that the result has been a shady alliance between “the world’s two most powerful dynasties.” Unger writes, “Never before has an American president been so closely tied to a foreign power that harbors and supports our country’s mortal enemies.” (wiki)

    • Jane, Thanks. There always were huge questionmarks over George H Bush and oil and the Saudis. Relocating his chart to Riyadh puts a murky Venus Pluto in the financial 8th and expansive Jupiter in the 1st.
      George W Bush has Venus and Pluto on the Midheaven through Riyadh – so a seductive location for him and influential.
      When you think how the Saudi 9/11 connection was covered over and Iraq got destroyed instead it is truly horrifying.

      • Thanks Marjorie. Yes, it is truly horrifying. Far more than any so-called ‘conspiracy theory’ floating around online. Interesting about the Venus-Pluto for both Bush Snr and Jnr – power, money, secrets. And on it goes….

  5. “Trump’s relationship with MBS will be under exceptionally heavy pressure from late this March till late 2024, with a peak of anxiety in late this April.”

    I would guess DJT loses any political leverage he has over Republican party by that time, likely by ending presidential run, and will be of no use to MBS anymore. Many leading Republicans are much more suspicious of Saudi-Arabia than DJT, too.

      • @Marjorie, I wouldn’t have said this either 2-3 years ago. But the shift in thinking at corporate world Republicans are ultimately listening to after Russia attacking Ukraine and rising tension with China has been swift. Dealing with unstable autocrats is seen increasingly as a business risk.

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