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Old 22.02.2017, 15:23
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Well, you are making things up at this point. I see no self-enriching to the detriment of the american people. You'd do better to first point out where that is taking place.

Can you just clarify which establishment? The Cabinet, which is made up of people horrifically unskilled for the role but who contributed significantly to his campaign?

Or perhaps you mean physical establishment? like his Trump Tower penthouse, which the american taxpayer is paying the security for, despite the fact that there is no compelling reason he should be there rather than the luxurious mansion given to him by the american tax payer in the first place?

Or maybe you mean his Mar-A-Lago resort, which has more than doubled is rates when he started spending his weekends there, and for which the american taxpayer is footing the bill, while he discusses national secrets openly in the dining room.

Yes, definitely some reforming going on there.

Well, reform of his bank accounts, i mean. The US government, not so much.

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Did he now?

The president is the sole beneficiary of the Donald J Trump Revocable Trust, which is tied to his social security number as the taxpayer identification number, according to documents published online by the investigative nonprofit ProPublica.

Previous ethics advisers to Barack Obama and George W Bush and the leader of the Office of Government Ethics have said Trump has not gone nearly far enough to absolve himself of potential conflicts of interest. They have also raised concerns about his appointment of his son-in-law to a White House post, and filed suit alleging that Trump has violated the constitution’s ban on profiting from foreign governments.

Trump’s two adult sons and Weisselberg are running the company while Trump is president, but Trump himself still financially benefits from it, the documents suggest. Precedent has been for presidents to sell off their holdings and place the cash into a truly blind trust – not one overseen by a family member – before taking office, even though there is no legal requirement to do so.
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