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Donald Trump Broke His Promise To Separate From Businesses On Inauguration Day

Earlier this month, at the first press conference with Donald Trump in over 6 months, Trump promised that he would separate from his businesses by Inauguration Day.

Actually, the suggestion that Trump would separate from his businesses wasn’t really truthful. Trump actually refused to place his businesses in a blind trust. He only proposed to hand his businesses off to his adult sons, with whom he would remain in regular contact. Ethics lawyers called this arrangement “nakedly unconstitutional”.

Now the public interest group ProPublica has discovered that Donald Trump didn’t even bother to keep the promise he made at that press conference.

Donald Trump did not hand his businesses over to his sons by Inauguration Day. He has remained in direct control of all his businesses across the country and around the world as President of the United States.

What’s more, ProPublica discovered that Donald Trump did not dissolve the corrupt Trump Foundation, as Trump had promised to do.

In response to Donald Trump’s refusal to shut down channels through which he can be bribed by foreign governments, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Government is filing a lawsuit against Trump. Documents initiating the lawsuit will be filed at 9:00 this morning.

CREW explains, “Since Trump refused to divest from his businesses, he is now getting cash and favors from foreign governments, through guests and events at his hotels, leases in his buildings, and valuable real estate deals abroad. Trump does business with countries like China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, and now that he is President, his company’s acceptance of any benefits from the governments of those countries violates the Constitution.”

2 thoughts on “Donald Trump Broke His Promise To Separate From Businesses On Inauguration Day”

  1. Jim Cook says:

    Thanks for posting this. The ProPublica report is pretty detailed.

    For one example of this problem, check out Trump International Hotels Management, LLC, registered in Florida:
    http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/CorporationSearch/SearchResultDetail?inquirytype=EntityName&directionType=Initial&searchNameOrder=TRUMPINTERNATIONALHOTELSMANAGE%20M060000059270&aggregateId=forl-m06000005927-abe9db63-9c40-4edf-b50f-96c890c24331&searchTerm=Trump%20International%20Golf%20Course&listNameOrder=TRUMPINTERNATIONALHOLDINGS%20L030000388190

    As of 10 AM on 1/23/17, Donald Trump is still listed as President, and no corporate filings have been posted to Florida’s website since 3/14/16.

    Donald Trump is falling down even on his highly limited ethics promises. What a corrupt president.

  2. J Clifford says:

    Astonishingly, none of the pro-Trump trolls will comment on this.

    They can’t contradict the facts or simply call ProPublica “libtards”.

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