Americans deserve elected officials that are beholden to voters, not outside influences or their own personal financial interests. That’s why we’re worried about the massive conflicts of interest looming over a Trump presidency.
President Trump controls more than 500 businesses, with assets valued at over $1.5 billion. There are simply too many opportunities for Trump to use the powers of his office to increase his personal wealth.
Nearly every president in modern times has set up a “blind trust” to avoid these conflicts of interest -- where an independent trustee manages the officeholder’s assets without the officeholder’s involvement or knowledge of where they’re invested.
Trump’s proposed solution is to put his children in charge of his company -- but that’s not even close to the same thing. A truly blind trust must be managed independently, not by his family. And even if the President-elect were to put an independent manager in control of the Trump Organization, it still wouldn’t qualify as a blind trust because Trump has full knowledge of the Trump Organization’s assets, holdings and business partners.
Voters deserve better -- Donald Trump must sell all of the Trump Organization’s assets, and set up a blind, independent trust to manage his wealth while he serves as President. Add your name today to demand that President Trump put his assets into a blind trust.
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