As we get further and further from Election Day, more and more information is coming out about potential conflicts of interest between the Trump family’s business interests and the interests of the American people. Just this week, President-elect Trump indicated that he could run his business and the country at the same time. It’s not illegal to do so, and President-elect Trump seems set on going forward with it.
Here’s a few tidbits of information to chew on this week:
Donald Trump owes the Chinese government-run bank hundreds of millions of dollars. Is he is going to take the side of the American people over his business partners, the Chinese? Is he going to enter into a trade war with his business partners? He’s going to bring back jobs to America, from China, the country he owes hundreds of millions of dollars to?
Donald Trump also owes Deutsche Bank hundreds of millions of dollars. This is the same bank that is currently in negotiations with the justice department to settle a case regarding illegal mortgage practices (the initial settlement offer was $14 billion). Will he direct his justice department to vigorously prosecute a bank that scammed thousands of Americans with illegal mortgage practices, when he is one of their business partners?
Donald Trump currently holds a government lease for his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. He held an event at the hotel last week in order to pitch luxury apartments to foreign diplomats. Didn’t he rail against “Crooked Hillary” for “pay to play” schemes like this when she was secretary of state?
These “conflicts of interest” beg the question: Who will President Trump be working for? Himself, or we the people?