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@rk9152 wrote:

We now have a President who  is no  career pol - one who actually earned a living before ent ering the WH. His businesses still exist and will attempt to stay in business. As I recall, he put them in some   sort of a "blind rust"upon election,as is required

 

So that nYT oPED someone posted has no meaning.


1. Trump has never actually earned a living unless you consider being born to Fred Trump earning a living. 

 

2. Trump never put his businesses into a blind trust (or blind rust if you prefer). His family is still running them.

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rk9152:   As I recall, he put them in some sort of a "blind rust"upon election,as is required

 

 

Anyone who thinks Trump is totally uninvolved with his businesses while in office is not paying attention.

 

Trump asks public for blind trust

The president-elect’s ethics plan relies entirely on the good faith of his company and family.

 

Donald Trump promises that he and his adults sons won’t talk business or policy while he runs the country and they run his company, but the country will have to take his word on it.

Trump says his company is hiring an ethics officer to review any new deals for conflicts of interest, but the ethics officer will report to business executives, not the public.

 

Trump says he’ll forfeit profits from foreign government officials who stay in his hotels, but he didn’t say how he’ll calculate profit or keep track of all such payments.

There is a common thread in the ethics plan Trump outlined Wednesday: His pledge to separate his private interests from public policy depends almost entirely on him and his team following their own rules, with almost a total absence of public disclosure, outside oversight or independent verification.

Trump’s self-verification system drew criticism from both parties after it was announced, including an extraordinary response from the government’s top ethics official.

"I need to talk about ethics today because the plan the president has announced doesn't meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past four decades has met," Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub said during an afternoon press conference hosted by the Brookings Institution.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/donald-trump-business-conflicts-interest-233520

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Not sure of the point here.  Are we saying that anyone in government who uses their position to benefit financially should be stripped of their office?  I am all in favor of that but it means Trump will be out tomorrow if only for the monies his hotel got from the Saudis.  Are we all in favor? 

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@williamb39198 wrote:

Those that like trump

Those that support trump

Those that worship trump

Those that don’t like immigrants

Those that like giving to the rich

Those that dislike our system of laws

Those that support dictators

Those that like russian interference 

Those that consider people of color are  not to be treated equally 

Those that try to prevent any from voting

 

It’s multiple choice! Pick as many as pertain to trump. 

 


That is quite an, "oh how I love to hate" list you've assembled there.

 

I suspect we have some posters with a similar list hanging on the wall and any time they need an ego boost they just read it and tell themselves how far supeior they are.

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And this recap from year 1:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/16/donald-trumps-properties-reveal-unprecedented-conflicts-of-interest-...

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Fine, admonish the D's. They got a free trip. So now that that's done, when are you going to hold Trump and his family accountable for their conflicts of interest all over the globe? And when are you going to hold member of Team Trump accountable for their conflicts and other dubious activities? When you decide to hold Trump accountable for being in violation of the emoluments clauses, we can have a conversation.

 

Trump conflicts of interest (year 2):

https://www.citizensforethics.org/presidential-profiteering-trumps-conflicts-got-worse/

Tracking the Trump Team (updated Mar 2019)

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/trump-administration-conflicts/

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Those that like trump

Those that support trump

Those that worship trump

Those that don’t like immigrants

Those that like giving to the rich

Those that dislike our system of laws

Those that support dictators

Those that like russian interference 

Those that consider people of color are  not to be treated equally 

Those that try to prevent any from voting

 

It’s multiple choice! Pick as many as pertain to trump. 

 

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@williamb39198 wrote:

Please relay to trump supporters, if they are trying to plant roses in trump’s concrete pad...it just ain’t gonna work!

At least find some good dirt!

 


You really should be more specific as to who you want to spread your gardening message

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We now have a President who  is no  career pol - one who actually earned a living before entering the WH. His businesses still exist and will attempt to stay in business. As I recall, he put them in some   sort of a "blind rust"upon election,as is required

 

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Please relay to trump supporters, if they are trying to plant roses in trump’s concrete pad...it just ain’t gonna work!

At least find some good dirt!

 

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