Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Donald Trump's First 100 Day (PM Edition): "'The president can't have a conflict of interest': Trump addresses renewed controversy surrounding business ties" - UPDATED

President-elect Donald Trump responded to renewed controversy surrounding his business ties in a Tuesday interview with The New York Times, insisting "the president can't have a conflict of interest" as he faces scrutiny over a series of questionable interactions.

Tweets from Times reporters Maggie Haberman and Mike Grynbaum from the meeting showed that Trump understood how his business ties could be perceived.

"The law's totally on my side. The president can't have a conflict of interest," he said.... Read More
Whatever Donald Trump says, a president may have a conflict of interest between his personal interests and the national interests irrespective of whether there is a specific law to that effect. Exploiting the office of the presidency to further one's business interests is both immoral and unethical. The United States needs a president who fully understands that and puts the national interests before his own. If Trump is unable or unwilling to do that, he does not belong in the White House. He should step down.
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