NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s administration is close to signing a $1.3 billion deal to build an air conditioning system at Trump National Golf Club in Florida, as the president continues to grapple with his health problems and his campaign is still reeling from revelations about alleged collusion with Russia.
Trump is still recovering from pneumonia, and the administration says it plans to sign a contract with Florida-based TCL, which has been working to expand its business in Florida.
But the administration would need to approve a $539 million loan from the U.S. Treasury, and would also have to sign off on another $3.5 billion in federal stimulus funds, according to a Treasury statement.
A spokesman for Trump did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The deal would be a big boost for TCL.
Its new facility, which was set to open in 2018, will have a capacity of 1,500 air conditioners, according a company statement.
It will also include a new outdoor restaurant area, a spa and a new clubhouse, the company said.
The president is in a hospital and is receiving intravenous fluids, but the administration said he was not experiencing any longer-term health problems.
The Trump administration said it planned to sign the loan and another $4 billion in stimulus loans in coming weeks, including a $4.6 billion loan from JPMorgan Chase.
It did not say how much of the additional stimulus money would go to the Trump Organization.
A separate announcement by the U,S.
Trade Representative on Thursday indicated the U’s top trade official was seeking to sign an agreement to buy about a dozen Boeing 737 MAX jets from the Trump transition team.
The announcement came days after Boeing said it was delaying a deal to buy more than 200 planes from the president’s transition team, saying the deal was still on track.
The planes, which are used by the Trump team, have been on Trump’s radar since the transition, and he has said the jets are “better than anything” he’s had in his office.
Boeing said on Thursday it was not delaying the sale because the administration has not agreed to buy the planes.
The White House did not return a request for comment on Thursday.
The 737 MAX is a 737 MAX-100 that is widely used by both Trump and his transition team and will be a centerpiece of the administration’s effort to bring down the cost of goods for Americans, the transition team said in a statement.
Trump said last month that the deal would allow him to travel for long stretches, which would be beneficial for the nation’s economy.
“We will not have to spend millions of dollars of taxpayer dollars on travel, as is standard for presidential trips,” the statement said.
“The new deal would make it possible for me to travel as much as possible for a much longer period of time, and make it easier for American businesses to sell their products overseas and to bring back their jobs to the United States.”