Dr M: White House footed hotel bill when I visited Reagan

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INTERVIEW | When news broke that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was staying at the Trump International Hotel during his Washington DC trip, questions were raised as to whether this was appropriate.

Some asked if Najib was attempting to curry favour with the hotel's namesake, United States President Donald Trump, while others claimed it was unconstitutional for the latter's for-profit company to receive funds from foreign governments.

Quizzed on this, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration did not book Najib's hotel accommodation.

In an interview with Malaysiakini today, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was accorded better treatment by the White House when he visited then president Ronald Reagan in 1984.

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