American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Donald Trump reportedly using his private investments to determine policy, and called on Trump to immediately remove any potential conflicts of interest:
“Our worst fears about Donald Trump using the presidency to make money and boost his businesses are coming true. Trump’s advisor is now saying that his relationship with England is dependent on Trump’s personal investments in the United Kingdom. There is nothing stopping hostile governments from bribing Trump with business deals or lucrative investments in Trump Organization that might be good for Trump’s bottom line but disastrous for the United States.
“With 63 days before the inauguration, Donald Trump must take immediate and concrete steps to remove any and all potential conflicts of interest with foreign governments, corporations, and the U.S. government that would allow him to dictate policy to benefit himself at the expense of the American people.”
Published: Nov 17, 2016