President Trump has a long history with Deutsche Bank, and the bank didn't want it scrutinized after he was elected in 2016, The New York Times reports. More than 20 current and former executives and board members told the Times that Trump really has been a top priority for Deutsche Bank. Beginning in the late 1990s, Deutsche Bank gave Trump loans despite knowing he overinflated his net worth and had defaulted on earlier loans. In early 2016, one managing director, Rosemary Vrablic, tried to get Trump a loan for his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, the Times reports, but one executive opposed the deal because of Trump's divisive rhetoric. Vrablic appealed, and top executives scotched the deal, aghast that the bank was considering lending him money during the campaign.

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