Cummings Calls Out Trump On His Transparency: ‘If You Want Privacy, Don’t Go Into Politics’
Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings had a few words to say about the President’s habit of keeping a very secret life. He stated that Donald Trump needs to learn there’s little privacy in politics.
“Sometimes I think [President Trump] doesn’t understand the line between being a private businessman and serving the public trust, and he thinks he can just run his life the same way he’s done for 50 years,” Cummings said, according to The New York Times.
“But this is about the public trust. If you want to get rich, don’t get into politics. I know that. If you want privacy, don’t go into politics. He needs to learn that,” he added.
The White House made an announcement last week, stating that the Trump administration would not be releasing the White House visitor logs.
“It’s about following the law,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. “We’re following the law as both the Presidential Records Act and the Federal Records Act prescribe it. It’s the same policy that every administration had up until the Obama administration.”
Spicer also announced that Trump will not be releasing his 2016 tax returns either.