Trump has put his business before our country
Trump broke ethics rules when he refused to put his business in a true blind trust to avoid conflicts of interest. We cannot allow this president to continue to his bottom line before our country. https://bit.ly/2qd8Xcu
Posted by Need To Impeach on Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sometimes the people we elect as president have businesses. That’s OK, as long as they avoid conflicts of interest.
“Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all either established blind trusts or limited their investments to nonconflicting assets like diversified mutual funds, which are exempt under the conflict of interests law,” said Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics.
Jimmy Carter had a business — his peanut farm. So does Donald Trump — the Trump Organization.
Carter sold his peanut farm when he became president. Trump put his kids in charge of the Trump Organization.
“Having your children run your trust does not discharge the conflicts of interest, because the interests of your children, particularly in this case, are coextensive with his self interest,” said political law expert Kenneth Gross.
Carter didn’t want his business to influence his decisions as president. Donald Trump continues to put money before country.
Trump Business Practices
Trump said he’d run the country like his businesses, but that doesn’t bode well for the country. Given the number of lawsuits, fines, unpaid workers, conflicts of interest, and other unethical and illegal business practices, how do we know who’s really making the decisions and what their goals are?