- May 15, 2015
It's not just conflicts. Unless he divests, he will be in violation of the emoluments clause on day one. As long as he retains any sort of ownership interest in his business, and that includes continued ownership by his family which will simply be ownership by proxy, he's in the position of accepting compensation from a variety of foreign governments.Conflict of Interest is going to be Trump's Achilles heel.
I guess Trump met with the IT "Titans" and tagging along was Ivanka and her weird brothers.
why were they there? Where they representing Trump's business? US business?
Also - I guess Trump's son was busy interviewing possible cabinet members (Interior Secretary position.) Again, that strikes me as a conflict of interest in the extreme.
I wonder what those interview questions were....maybe something along the lines of how sweet will the kickbacks be to Trump companies and Trump business interests?
I nominate this for one of Trump's BS. The conflict of interest lines are really blurry at the moment, maybe that will change after he takes office.
And we all know that Trump isn't going to divest. We also know that a Republican Congress isn't going to do jack about the conflicts. So what will probably happen is that Trump will be inundated by law suits on behalf of his competitors for using the unfair advantage of his office to extract concessions from foreign governments.
Eventually this is going to be such a profound distraction that something meaningful will have to be done, either divestiture or impeachment.