Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Eric Trump Just Said Something So Stupid Even Donald Face-Palmed (VIDEO)

Eric Trump Just Said Something So Stupid Even Donald Face-Palmed (VIDEO)

An interview aired on Tuesday, in which Eric Trump stated that sharing profit reports with his father, the president, “doesn’t blur the lines” in keeping the Trump businesses separate from Donald Trump during his presidency.



Eric Trump told ABC’s Good Morning America, when talking about showing his father profit reports, “You’re allowed to show that and remember the President of the United States has zero conflicts of interest. Zero.”

Back when Donald Trump was president-elect shortly before taking office, he handed over the running of his business over to his two oldest sons, Eric and Donald Jr. He also set up a revocable trust in which to put his assets into.

These actions were an obvious attempt to ease peoples minds in regards to conflict of interest concerns. However, critics caught on the facade quite fast, calling the trust meaningless and inadequate, stating that they felt the only way to really avoid conflict of interest was a true blind trust.

Time and time again President Trump has stated, in regards to his sons, “They are not going to discuss the business with me. Again, I don’t have to do this. They’re not going to discuss it with me.”

Eric Trump’s words were quite similar to his fathers in the new interview. Eric Trump added, “We don’t talk about activities in the business. We don’t talk about what we’re doing in the business.”

Ethics experts have been concerned, after Eric Trump said that he would be handing over quarterly financial reports. The former chief ethics lawyer for President Bush, Richard Painter, told Forbes magazine:

‘It just means that a lot of what they say is malarkey because the president isn’t distancing himself from the business. But at the end of the day, he owns the business. He has the conflicts that come with it’

  

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