President (-elect) Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Current Events
A Trump bottle of water in the lobby of the Trump Tower, while United States President-elect Donald Trump is holding meetings on top floors of the Trump Tower.

A Trump bottle of water in the lobby of the Trump Tower; Credit: Aude Guerrucci/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we dig a little deeper into the conflict of interest problems facing President-elect Trump and his many business connections.

Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency has been unusual for many reasons. Now, the nation confronts an issue it has never faced before: what to do when the incoming president is active in business projects and deals all over the world. Trump’s companies currently have business dealings in at least 20 countries, in addition to his extensive real estate holdings in the United States. This has caused Republicans and Democrats alike to voice concern over whether Donald Trump will allow his personal business interests and his role as U.S. president to affect, and possibly interfere with, one another.

To learn more, click here to visit the Election Central Web site.

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education