Donald Trump: I have an investment in Charleston

New York real estate developer Donald Trump is shown at an event last week in Nashville. On Monday, he disclosed that he has an unidentified but “interesting” investment in Charleston.

Real estate developer Donald Trump is bullish on the Lowcountry.

“I invested in something in Charleston,” the potential presidential candidate said during a stop at the DoubleTree hotel near the City Market on Monday.

He declined to elaborate.

“I’ll announce it at the appropriate time,” Trump said. “It’s very interesting.”

He said might discuss the deal in more detail next time he visits the region.

Trump also characterized the area as “a place I would invest.”

“I think Charleston is a fantastic place … becoming an unbelievable tourist destination, one of the finest in the country, and I like Charleston very much. And I like the people very much. It’s something that I could do,” he said.

One of Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. is involved the ownership of the former Navy hospital on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. His famous father hasn’t been directly linked to any venture in the Lowcountry, though one of his recent investments had a local tie-in.

His Trump Organization acquired Doonbeg Golf Club and the Lodge at Doonbeg in western Ireland for about $20 million last year. The seaside resort property was originally built and owned by an affiliate of Charleston-based Kiawah Development Partners before falling into receivership.

Trump made his remarks at a meeting of the State Financial Officers Foundation. Earlier in the day, he spoke at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Schuyler Kropf of The Post and Courier contributed to this report.