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CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND THE PRESIDENCY: Should President Donald Trump—and All Future Presidents—Fully Divest from Their Business Interests?
To avoid conflicts of interest, presidents must fully divest their assets and place them in blind trusts. A president whose policy decisions will also affect his or her business interests can never truly be an independent leader committed exclusively to American interests.
Federal conflict-of-interest laws do not apply to the president. President Trump has taken sufficient steps to separate himself from his business empire, and he can represent American interests without dismantling his life’s work. Divestiture will discourage entrepreneurs from pursuing politics.
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