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The notion of a president's son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at obviously inflated prices and keeping the public in the dark about who's funneling money to him has a shameful and grifty feel to it, he can't possibly think anyone is paying him based on the quality of the art. This smells like an attempt to cash in on a family connection to the White House.
The way to buildpublic trust is to have uniform standards that you apply no matter who is in office and recognize that anything a leader does sets a precedent for future administration, whether or not White House officials believe that secret payments to the president's son could lead to buyers receiving preferential treatment in this administration, they can't vouch for future presidents who haven't even taken office yet. And you can be sure future presidents will point to this arrangement to justifytheir own conduct.
The idea that you can be a postmaster general and hold tens of millions in stocks in a postal service contractor is pretty shocking, it could be that he's planning on selling it, but I don't understand the delay. He has managed to divest a lot of other things. And if he wasn't prepared to sell that off, he shouldn't have taken the job.
This is a conflict of interest because Donald Trump's going to benefit by the outcome of this. In fact, if Donald Trump was any federal employee other than the president of the United States, it would be a crime for Donald Trump to be involved in this activity, donald Trump's exempt from the criminal conflict of interest law but that wasn't intended as a perk of high office and it was expected that Donald Trump would act as though Donald Trump were covered by it.
Found on CNN 3 years ago
Found on FOX News 3 years ago
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