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Trump Names His Kids, Who Are Supposedly Going to Run His Business via “Blind Trust,” to White House Team

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During the presidential campaign Donald Trump deflected questions about how he’d handle conflicts of interest as president—many of his business endeavors could benefit from shifts in government policy and/or serve as conduits with which to buy his favor—by saying his children would run his companies in a “blind trust.” Observers pointed out that this would not really be a blind trust because the director of a blind trust is supposed to be independent of the trust’s ultimate owner.

Trump took things a step farther when he announced his presidential transition team on Friday:


Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka Trump. The people “independently” managing the Trump Organization, then, will also work with Trump in the White House.

Crooked Trump!