Cheryl E. Fitzgerald (synapsomatic) wrote,
Cheryl E. Fitzgerald

Financial Empire at Trump's Side: conflicts of interest like you probably never imagined

I see now why Trump made conflicts of interest such an attack against Clinton: Trump is loaded with conflicts of interest himself.

Please, I beg of you to read this article in its entirety. Jared Kushner, a Trump In-Law and Adviser, Chases a Chinese Deal I know it's very long, but the citizens of this country need to know about Trump's financial and business interests, conflicts of interest, and how entangled they are in politics, especially international politics, and potential policy that he will try to put forward. His behavior is, frankly, unbelievable. He still refuses to release his tax returns, claiming Americans don't care about that, only the "crooked" media does; and he proudly states openly that the laws do not actually prohibit the president from having financial and business conflicts of interest, and that he could legally run the country while also being involved in those financial and business conflicts of interest. And he may be right about that! It may actually be legal! But does that mean the American public - who are supposed to be the major interest in our democratic government! - should just accept that as perfectly okay? Just because something is legal does not make it right and just. After all, laws are regularly challenged for being unjust, and if the courts agree that they are, then they are changed. That's how things are supposed to work.

Point being: we all need to stay on top of this, and pay attention, and not allow him to screw over the American public, and utilize his position and power to benefit himself and his family, which he will very likely attempt to do, given his entire history of behavior regarding his financial and business interests.
Tags: ethics, politics
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