It seems that the Donald has canceled a press conference’s week because he rather spend his time trying to keep his family real estate business no matter the conflict of interest that it would cause him while in office. Trump expects $32 million from taxpayers in the form of a tax credit paid for his work on the Trump DC Hotel.
It is safe to say that the conflict of interest at the Trump DC Hotel is shocking because Trump could one day decide who will be the official that makes tax decisions. NyMag reports about the upcoming windfall tax credit:
On November 14, the National Park Service finalized the second phase of a three-step approval process that would provide an entity owned by Trump and his children with a credit worth 20 percent of the cost of the rehabilitation, which the mogul has estimated at $160 million. Before Trump submits the third part of his application, he will likely have the opportunity to appoint the new director of the National Park Service — a circumstance that fits the textbook definition of a conflict of interest.
A recent report on NBC News states that GSA officials told Democratic legislators that in fact, Trump’s continued ownership will definitely breach the contract if inaugurated. The Government Services Agency (GSA) just officially announced Trump will have only thirty days if inaugurated, to repair the breach in the contract that would result from holding both a government contract and the government job of President simultaneously.
It’s clear that Donald Trump has made it certain to advisors that his main concern is to keep hold of his brand name and family real estate business, and not taking care of real issues like, running the country or preventing foreign terrorist attacks.
Trump also wants a way to return to his business when his White House days are over, and he doesn’t want anyone outside the family owning the rights to the Trump name while he’s away, Trump’s friends, business associates and transition staff tell POLITICO.
According to experts, Trumps ownership of just the hotel in D.C. is already causing problems, and to make matters worse, represents a Constitutional violation waiting to occur.
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics made all of this clear weeks ago in a viral tweetstorm, and even produced a handy three-page brochure to explain their position to the world (below).
Come Monday, if the Electoral College votes Donald Trump into office, he must do away with his family business if he actually does wish to run the country in January.
It is obvious that the message is not getting through his head.