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  • Center Left
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    Imagine this. Foreign delegations visit the U.S. and stay at the Trump hotel in DC 100% of the time. Lobbyists rent rooms all of the time. Expensive meals at those hotels = bonus points. We have a huge conflict of interest with a president who loves taking advantage of anything if profits are involved.

    On the morning news it was suggested that he should sell it all. Liquidate to avoid the glaring conflicts that will be a centerpiece at this presidential table.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    He is so far from separating his business from the government that it is unbelievable. His family that is supposed to be operating his business has been immediately and intently involved with his presidency from day 1.
  • Independent
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    He said during the campaign he would drain the lobbyists from the swamp; however he has surrounded himself with 20 lobbyists right now. I guess he does not know what the word means; he loves the NRA, while this is also an pure lobbyists organization. Let alone the "war" industry, pharma industry and many others. This country thrives on it. This guy is an total joke and liar.
  • Center Left
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    As implied previously you can promise the world because it's not about effectively governing, just about winning the contest then doing whatever the he'll you want to do.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    The Secret Service is paying Trump for having their agents fly on his privately owned plane. Likewise, I would suppose they are paying premium rates to stay at his hotels where he conducts his business with his transition team. And now Melania has chosen to not move into the White House so her son can finish school in New York. That means more Secret Service agents staying at the Trump Tower...not to mention all the media that will be following her around.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    There more...

    Vox: Trump can now loot millions of dollars from the Secret Service with no disclosure

    "When he’s president, Donald Trump will fly on Air Force One. Which means the Boeing 757 that Trump owns through a holding company will be free for use by Ivanka, Melania, Eric, Donald Jr., or whomever else. And if Trump requests Secret Service protection for those people, he will probably get it. And when Secret Service agents fly alongside a protectee, they use their budget to pay airfare. Which in the case of a flight on the Trump jet would mean paying Trump for the seats on his plane.

    "In other words, by asking for Secret Service protection for family members who fly on his plane, Donald Trump can directly funnel taxpayer money into his own pocket."

    It's the Art of the Con..er Deal.

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    There more...

    Vox: Trump can now loot millions of dollars from the Secret Service with no disclosure

    "When he’s president, Donald Trump will fly on Air Force One. Which means the Boeing 757 that Trump owns through a holding company will be free for use by Ivanka, Melania, Eric, Donald Jr., or whomever else. And if Trump requests Secret Service protection for those people, he will probably get it. And when Secret Service agents fly alongside a protectee, they use their budget to pay airfare. Which in the case of a flight on the Trump jet would mean paying Trump for the seats on his plane.

    "In other words, by asking for Secret Service protection for family members who fly on his plane, Donald Trump can directly funnel taxpayer money into his own pocket."

    It's the Art of the Con..er Deal.

    Schmidt, my guess this is peanuts compared to all the other things he's got going. Like Romney said he's an con-man, but he himself crawled up his bud yesterday. I hope you finally see the US as I always did, looking at it from the "outside". Al Capone would have been proud of Trump.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    There more...

    Vox: Trump can now loot millions of dollars from the Secret Service with no disclosure

    "When he’s president, Donald Trump will fly on Air Force One. Which means the Boeing 757 that Trump owns through a holding company will be free for use by Ivanka, Melania, Eric, Donald Jr., or whomever else. And if Trump requests Secret Service protection for those people, he will probably get it. And when Secret Service agents fly alongside a protectee, they use their budget to pay airfare. Which in the case of a flight on the Trump jet would mean paying Trump for the seats on his plane.

    "In other words, by asking for Secret Service protection for family members who fly on his plane, Donald Trump can directly funnel taxpayer money into his own pocket."

    It's the Art of the Con..er Deal.

    Con Air for real.
  • Center Left
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    Time for an investigation. I bet 10 years ago a Washington insider advised DT how the POTUS job could be a real money maker. That was the start of this nightmare.
  • Independent
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    The latest on "pay for play". Trump got the President of Argentine on the line who congratulated him, but Trump immediately started discussing "his" business in that country.But yeah only the "media' reacted; I'll wait if the Dem's are awake from their winter hibernation. But if Hillary would have done so then she would be in jail or impeached.

    Yes I strongly believe we are entering an period of "dictatorship" everything will be allowed. No one dares to ask for his tax returns either anymore or all his debts and holdings and where he stores his money. We may as well have appointed Stalin.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Romney is an indication of the yes virus infecting all the people that will flock to be apprentices. Successful fan knows only yes and has no negative memory.
  • Center Left
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    I doubt that it's true but attached story suggests the divestiture should begin with the hotel as it appears to be a funnel for funds into his dirty pockets. God forbid anyone does the "right thing".

    news.groopspeak.com/breaking-trump-has-...

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Makes sense. And as far as Trump is concerned being President for the good of the country and benefit of the people doesn't seem to fit.
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote:

    I doubt that it's true but attached story suggests the divestiture should begin with the hotel as it appears to be a funnel for funds into his dirty pockets. God forbid anyone does the "right thing".

    news.groopspeak.com/breaking-trump-has-...

    He said today that he will divest all his holdings etc. I don't believe one word of it. Probably via a bunch of sneaky lawyers, he'll find an way to built in "loopholes", as he did with his taxes. He did not hire a bunch of billionaires for nothing ; they certainly will help him "hide" certain "doubtful" transactions. Romney will help him also to stash his money in the Caymans or other places. He calls Hillary "crooked" but he is the biggest "crook" himself. He's absolute not the type who does not want to be in control. He is an "control freak" for sure.
  • Independent
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    I like to add the following "pay for play" activities. Goldman Sachs shares rose 23%; guess why; he hired an ex-Goldman Sachs billionaire. Thus he gets benefits from this if he invested into it, as well the one he hired. It will become an very sick country if this is all accepted by Pelosi. I guess the "dumb voters" are too stupid to realize what they have done.