A locksmith who works for Donald Trump’s family business has called for a larger piece of his business to be bought out as the family continues to battle health issues.
Clarksville, Tennessee-based locksmith Jason S. Sacks said Tuesday that Trump has been a strong supporter of his family and that the president-elect has made it clear that he is open to helping with repairs to his properties.
“The Trump family has shown great compassion and support to those that have been through tough times, but we know the Trump business has been on a lot of financial difficulty and we would like to see that continue,” Sacks told Business Insider in an email.
“I think it is a reasonable expectation that if the Trump family wanted to buy it all back, they would have done so a long time ago.”
Sacks, who has worked with the Trump Organization since 1997, said that the family has had to make difficult decisions since the election, and that they have not been able to buy a larger portion of the business.
He said that his business has experienced major health problems since the campaign.
“I can tell you the business has not been on top of the best of health,” Saks said.
“We have not had to close, so I do not believe there is any question that this business has suffered significant health problems.”
Trump has been very outspoken about the need to purchase the family business.
“Trump is not going to be able to run this business without my help, and I am going to continue to help him with that,” he told ABC News in August.
“This is a family business and I have to keep this business going.
I cannot run it without my support.”
Sack said that he has been in contact with Trump and other members of the family.
“If I am asked to do a deal, I will gladly do it,” he said.
Trump’s team did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.