Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trumpocalypse Day 2: Run Washington like a business!

Jezebel reported the other day that sources were claiming Trump used his President-elect status to pressure Argentina into approving a building project of his. The article noted that Trump registered 8 companies in Saudi Arabia during his campaign, and that immediately after doing so, Trump began moderating his stance on Saudi Arabia.

Jezebel then quotes a September -- hey, that's before the election! -- report from Newsweek:

Here’s some context, from a Newsweek report in September:
Many foreign governments retain close ties to and even control of companies in their country, including several that already are partnered with the Trump Organization. Any government wanting to seek future influence with President Trump could do so by arranging for a partnership with the Trump Organization, feeding money directly to the family or simply stashing it away inside the company for their use once Trump is out of the White House. This is why, without a permanent departure of the entire Trump family from their company, the prospect of legal bribery by overseas powers seeking to influence American foreign policy, either through existing or future partnerships, will remain a reality throughout a Trump presidency.

As Jezebel noted, not a single facet of that is actually illegal. If you were wondering why Trump wanted to be president, put a tick next to "in order to make legal, obscene profits for his companies," and close your notebook.

1 comment:

Andrew Leon said...

There is so much wrong with this.