Blank Papers and Audience Plants 

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

It is nearly certain that Donald Trump has immense conflicts of interest between his personal finances and his duties as president. Without full disclosure of his taxes and holdings, and without his assets being placed in a true blind trust, we can have no faith that Trump will be acting in the best interests of the American people. Indeed, his refusal to properly reveal his holdings and to divest himself from them lends itself to deep mistrust in all of his actions. This is no way to govern, nor to be governed.

The most galling thing about Trump’s claims that he’s removing conflicts of interest is not that this is obvious nonsense, but that he’s so abysmally bad at hiding the fact that it’s nonsense.


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