Thursday, 12 January 2017

Trump's news conference was a tour de force but he should sell his businesses

Donald Trump's news conference was a tour de force (especially his refusing to take CNN's question in favour of Breitbart) and promises four years of fun. 

He swatted away the allegations, completely without evidence, that he had been compromised by Russian spies who filmed him having a prostitute urinate on him in the bed where the Obamas had previously slept. He simply pointed out his famous fear of germs. 

(He refused to shake anyone's hand until he was told he would have to if he wanted to run for president and he made a big thing in a radio interview about having a separate bathroom from his wife - or was it wives?)

The best comment on this disgusting story, which was copied all over Facebook and Twitter, was Brendan O' Neill's:
Twitterati in 2016: Stop spreading fake news! Stop being post-truth! My god, you uneducated little people would believe anything.
Twitterati in 2017: Hey, come here, guess what. Donald Trump hates the Obamas so much he once travelled to Moscow just so he could stay in a hotel room they stayed in and hire hookers to piss on their bed, and the whole thing was secretly filmed by Russian intelligence, and then Russian intelligence blackmailed Trump and said to him: "You must become president and destroy America for us or we will show everyone you and the prostitutes pissing on Obama's hotel bed." Really. That's how he became president. Shocking, isn't it?

But what is shocking is that Mr. Trump will continue to own his business empire, which will be run by his sons. 

So, if you want to put money in his pocket, you do business with his companies. 

I am not sure this is not illegal under the US Constitution.

Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 says:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
How to stop the Trump businesses receiving money from entities owned by foreign governments? 

And in any case, whether owned by foreign governments or not the conflict of interest is clear and surely not acceptable.

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