President Trump falsely boasted about getting a $1 million discount on his wife’s engagement ring according to Forbes.
Back in 2005, when Trump was preparing to marry the first lady, Melania, he revealed to a New York Times’s reporter that he received a hefty discount on the $1.5 million, 15-carat engagement ring. “It was not free, as reported, but half that price,” noted the writers. “Only a fool would say, ‘No thank you, I want to pay a million dollars more for a diamond,”‘ Trump said at the time.
However, in a recent statement from Graff Diamonds’ Chairman Laurence Graff to Forbes, Graff revealed Trump never received the discount he claimed he had. Graff called Trump “a pleasure to do business with,” adding, “no favours” were awarded to him. Nicholas Paine, Graff CFO, confirmed the same to Forbes saying, “We don’t sell items for publicity value.”
Graff Diamonds reportedly sold the president a separate 25-carat-diamond for the couple’s 10th wedding anniversary, which cost $3 million. According to Forbes, the president paid for that ring in full, too.