Trump Organization denies rumors of expansion into Taiwan

The company announced that they have no plans to build luxury hotels and resorts in Taiwan.

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The Trump Organization said Saturday that the company has no plans to expand in Taiwan and squashed rumors of building luxury hotels and resorts in Taiwan's Taoyuan City.

The organization's announcement on Saturday comes after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen, breaking decades-long U.S. foreign policy.

In November, the mayor of Taoyuan told media that a representative of the Trump Organization had traveled to the island and expressed interest in building a hotel there.

The Trump Organization's vice president of marketing, Amanda Miller, responded to ABC News on a recently surfaced Facebook post by Anne-Marie Donoghue, who is global director of transient sales and Asia at Trump Hotels.

The New York Times also found her posted a picture on her Facebook on Oct. 15 from Taipei and in the comments described her visit there as a "work trip," and declared the company’s investment interest in Taiwan's Taoyuan Aerotropolis, a large urban planning development project surrounding the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

However, Miller said Donoghue's visit had nothing to do with any Trump Organization’s expansion in Taiwan, and she is not part of the company's development team which is overseen by their hotel company CEO. "There have been no authorized visits to Taiwan on behalf of our brand for the purposes of development nor are there any active conversations," she added.