- The Washington Times - Friday, March 8, 2019

President Trump took a selfie at his Super Bowl party with the founder of a chain of day spas where his friend, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, allegedly received sexual services that have led to prostitution charges against him.

The Miami Herald reported Friday that Mr. Trump posed for the photo while at his West Palm Beach country club with Li Yang, who opened the newly named Orchids of Asia massage parlors that are now at the center of an investigation into prostitution and sex trafficking.

The Jupiter, Fla., location is where Mr. Kraft was allegedly caught on video receiving the services.

Ms. Yang, 45, is an entrepreneur from China who started the spas in South Florida, which originally went by the name Tokyo Day Spas.

During the night, Ms. Yang took photos with Mr. Trump, his children, Sen. Rick Scott and Gov. Ron Desantis while at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property. She said she does not know Mr. Trump personally, but that she donated and volunteered for the president’s campaign.

Ms. Yang told the Miami Herald that her properties had been sold long before the charges against Mr. Kraft and she was looking to move to Washington.

The paper said that while Ms. Yang did not want to receive any negative press, she “did not answer questions about whether she knew of the allegations that therapists in her spas were offering sex,” though she stressed that neither she nor her family broke the law.

The White House, the Trump campaign and the Trump Organization did not respond to the Herald’s requests for comment.

Mr. Trump originally responded to the charges against Mr. Kraft in February by saying he was “surprised” by the reports and said Kraft “denies it.”

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