Founder of Spa Tied to Robert Kraft Has Ties With Trump, Too

Li 'Cindy' Yang spotted in pics with president and his family, invited by WH to DC events
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2019 10:37 AM CST
Founder of Spa Tied to Robert Kraft Has Ties With Trump, Too
In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, a sign is posted outside of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla.   (Hannah Morse/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)

President Trump went to bat for his friend Robert Kraft after the owner of the New England Patriots was charged with soliciting prostitution. The Miami Herald has now unearthed an odd link between Trump and the Kraft story, showing the president—as well as members of his family, including sons Don Jr. and Eric—posing for pictures with the founder of the Florida day spa where Kraft is accused of having received sexual services. One picture posted by the Herald shows Li Yang (aka Cindy Yang)—who founded the Tokyo Day Spa in Jupiter, since renamed Orchids of Asia Day Spa, where authorities say Kraft was caught on camera paying for oral sex—posing with Trump at the president's Super Bowl party last month at his West Palm Beach country club. But that's not where the ties between the two, nor Yang's seemingly new political engagements, cease.

Yang, who sold that spa in 2013, has, per the Herald, "become a fixture at Republican political events up and down the East Coast" since Trump took office, and her Facebook page is plastered with pics of herself with Trump, his sons, and other GOPers like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott. Yang, "who offered no evidence of political engagement" before 2016, and her family have also donated tens of thousands of dollars to Trump's campaign and a PAC, and she's been asked by the White House to participate in more than one advisory commission event. Although Yang wasn't charged in the Kraft sting—none of those shut-down spas are registered to her or her relatives—her family remains in charge of other spas in the state, and they've been on law enforcement's radar for possible illicit sex activity. Read the full story here. (More President Trump stories.)

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