The Hill’s Michael Calderone reports on President Donald Trump’s announcement that the White House is signing a major deal to sell a new clipart library.
“I am pleased to announce today that the Trump Administration has signed an agreement with The Dining House for the sale of a new collection of clipart to benefit the Smithsonian Institution,” the president tweeted.
The new arrangement will allow the Smithsonian to purchase the collection, which will include a large amount of clips from the Smithsonian’s digital collection.
The Smithsonian said the purchase is expected to raise $1 billion in tax revenue and create 1,500 new jobs.
In an interview with The Hill, Trump said he is “very excited” to have the clipart collection in the Smithsonian collection.
“It will be a very valuable asset for the Smithsonian,” he said.
They’ve been very well-received. “
In terms of jobs, I think we’re going a very good place with the cliparts.
They’ve been very well-received.
They’re very good.”
The clipart sale comes amid concerns about Trump’s ties to the president of China.
Last week, The Washington Post reported that Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump Tower last month and discussed the trade relationship.
In the interview, Trump defended his relationship with Xi, saying he didn’t know him well.
“He’s been here a long time.
I’ve never met him,” Trump said.