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News Thursday, Jan 5 2017

Trump's Billion Dollar Bonanza

Jan 05, 2017

Within his first 100 days, Trump and his family are set to make billions off policies that hurt the American people

Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet, and he’s already abusing the office of the presidency to financially benefit himself—with the help of congressional Republicans. Today, Politico revealed that Trump and his family are set to make at least $4 billion under new Republican policies pushed by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. If the GOP takes healthcare away from millions of Americans, guts consumer protection rules on big banks, and slashes taxes for billionaires, Trump will profit.

“This is an unprecedented — and unconstitutional — move only a predatory billionaire would try and pull off. Trump’s not even in office yet, and he’s already trying to rig the system against working Americans and make billions for himself,” said Jessica Mackler, President of American Bridge 21st Century. “Instead of selling off his stake in his business, Trump has decided to abuse the Oval Office to benefit himself and his family. Trump is so obsessed with profiting off his presidency that he refuses to break any ties with his businesses. The American people are already paying the price.”


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Published: Jan 5, 2017

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