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Billionaire real estate mogul Thomas J. Barrack, one of President Donald Trump's closest confidants, introduces Ivanka Trump on the final day of the Republican National Convention in July. Barrack built an empire out of the single-family rental home market and quit the company last month, one day after a Reveal expose about conditions in the homes.

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