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Trump Says Any Conflicts Of Interest Were Priced Into Your Vote

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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:33 AM
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Trump Says Any Conflicts Of Interest Were Priced Into Your Vote

Thirteen days after winning the presidential election, Donald Trump announced on Twitter that no one should worry about the potential conflicts of interest he could face over his range of global properties because everyone knew about them when they elected him. He blamed any questions of impropriety on the media for reporting on them.

The evening tweet from the president-elect reads: “Prior to the election it was well known that I have interests in properties all over the world.Only the crooked media makes this a big deal!”

The hell? It's the media's fault Trump has conflicts of interest while in the White House? Um no. It's his fault. He owns the businesses. The media pointing that out doesn't make them at fault. That is the media doing its job. You know making sure there is transparency between our government and the public?


The declaration that he currently has global properties comes after promising that he would separate himself from his Trump Organization and hand the company off to his adult children Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump in a so-called blind trust. He has so far done no such thing. In fact, his tweet is a statement in the present tense ― “I have interests in properties all over the world” ― that affirms his current ownership and management of his business empire.

The children continue to take part in their father’s presidential transition despite their supposed work leading the Trump Organization. Ivanka Trump even appeared at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and reportedly was handed the phone to speak to Argentinian President Mauricio Macri when he called to congratulate her father. Trump is working to build an office tower in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This is BS. Even his children are demonstrating a conflict of interest. Trump hasn't even signed over his businesses in a blind trust to his kids, but even if he did it would still be a conflict of interest since those kids are involved in Trump's administration.


“President-elect Trump seems to think that he will be able to enrich himself as president and blame the press when he is caught,” said John Wonderlich, executive director of the pro-transparency group The Sunlight Foundation. “He’s going to learn soon that campaigning is very different from leading a country built on integrity and the rule of law.”

Trump is responding to the parade of stories detailing his immense portfolio of potential conflicts of interest. He met with his Indian business partners one week after winning the presidency. He continues to hold a government lease for his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., even though the lease declares that it cannot be held by a government official. Last week, the hotel held an event to pitch its luxury rooms to foreign diplomats as a way to ingratiate their countries with the president-elect. And there have been reports about Ivanka Trump’s appearance at the meeting with Abe and her talk with Macri.

Trump is demonstrating Government corruption (blatantly I might add) and he isn't even the President yet! He's basically saying here that a vote for Trump back on November 8th was a sanctioning of his corruption.
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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

So he's basically talking to the media and the American public like an abuser: "You knew about this before and you still got into a relationship with me and so you shouldn't bring it up".

Thank you Trump supporters for dragging me into your dysfunctional relationship with this psycho. Now the rest of us have to deal with your daddy issues and/or abusive partner baggage that you so clearly haven't dealt with.


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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:41 AM
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I'll say two things and then leave this thread because people like you don't care about conflicting opinions anyways...

First...his role in his businesses can (and will) change before inauguration. This is a pointless..er...point.

Second...Nobody really cares. Nobody trusts the media. Nobody trusts politicians. That's why he won.


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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: redhorse

Spoken like a true leftie. "You disagree with me so you must have something wrong with you psychologically because my perspective is the only one that could possibly be correct".



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: redhorse

I know right? This isn't acceptable. If Hillary had said something like this people would be screaming for her head on a pike.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:43 AM
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Yes, I knew about Trumps international business before I voted and I still back him. If he's so corrupt why isn't he in jail? Now let the whining begin, it's been my personal amusement for the past week or so.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: stolencar18
I'll say two things and then leave this thread because people like you don't care about conflicting opinions anyways...

First...his role in his businesses can (and will) change before inauguration. This is a pointless..er...point.

How do you know? There are no signs that he is going to do that. He SAID he would, but he hasn't made any attempts to change that and is still referring to his ownership in the present tense.


Second...Nobody really cares. Nobody trusts the media. Nobody trusts politicians. That's why he won.

Nobody cares about Trump's in-your-face corruption? That is sad...


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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: stolencar18
a reply to: redhorse

Spoken like a true leftie. "You disagree with me so you must have something wrong with you psychologically because my perspective is the only one that could possibly be correct".


I'm not left.

I find both sides to be assumptive actually. Congratulations on behaving predictably though.


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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:45 AM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
Yes, I knew about Trumps international business before I voted and I still back him. If he's so corrupt why isn't he in jail? Now let the whining begin, it's been my personal amusement for the past week or so.

How do you feel about Hillary Clinton being corrupt? She isn't in jail either. Your logic is either hypocritical or nonsensical.
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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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How do I know he'll properly align his business assets before inauguration? I don't. Now...how do you know he won't? The same way you knew he wouldn't win for the last year?

And perhaps it is sad that nobody really cares about Trump's supposed corruption. Or perhaps people don't see it as corruption....yet. Are you actually implying he's more corrupt that Obama or Clinton? Or Bush, etc?



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
Yes, I knew about Trumps international business before I voted and I still back him. If he's so corrupt why isn't he in jail? Now let the whining begin, it's been my personal amusement for the past week or so.

How do you feel about Hillary Clinton being corrupt? She isn't in jail either. Your logic is either hypocritical or nonsensical.


When did this thread become about Hillary Clinton? You shouldn't deflect from your own thread. Your opinion on my logic doesn't matter.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad

originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
Yes, I knew about Trumps international business before I voted and I still back him. If he's so corrupt why isn't he in jail? Now let the whining begin, it's been my personal amusement for the past week or so.

How do you feel about Hillary Clinton being corrupt? She isn't in jail either. Your logic is either hypocritical or nonsensical.


When did this thread become about Hillary Clinton? You shouldn't deflect from your own thread. Your opinion on my logic doesn't matter.

Just putting your logic into perspective so you can see how silly it is. Someone being in jail isn't the only evidence they are corrupt.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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originally posted by: stolencar18
a reply to: Krazysh0t

How do I know he'll properly align his business assets before inauguration? I don't. Now...how do you know he won't? The same way you knew he wouldn't win for the last year?

And perhaps it is sad that nobody really cares about Trump's supposed corruption. Or perhaps people don't see it as corruption....yet. Are you actually implying he's more corrupt that Obama or Clinton? Or Bush, etc?

I'm not implying anything. I'm looking at what is going on TODAY versus what he is supposed to be doing and reporting that. Meanwhile you are apologizing for him being dishonest and skirting with corruption.

Corruption isn't a game of bests. You are either corrupt or you aren't. If Trump doesn't put his businesses into that blind trust then he has a HUGE conflict of interest and very probably blatant corruption going on. This MUST be investigated no matter how much you love the guy.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:55 AM
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Just putting your logic into perspective so you can see how silly it is


Since the topic isn't important to you "The OP" and my logic is so important to you, then let me say this. My logic was sure of a Trump win for presidency and yours was that there was no way Trump was going to win. Seems your logic is the one that is silly now. Do I have to quote you as well or do you want to get back to your topic?



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

What are you talking about? You made a point and I'm refuting it because it was illogical. If you decide to make a more logical approach to the OP, I'll address that. That's how you discuss a topic. Your red herring here though is irrelevant and I don't care about that.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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The chickens coming home to roost...

The media has spent so much time rabidly bashing him for the most meaningless or spurious crap, they have lost nearly all credibility with the public. And with that loss, their ability to identify real concerns and to mobilize public pressure is no longer within their power.

Cry wolf often enough, and nobody pays attention when you actually get eaten. Isn't that a parable everyone learned in kindergarten? Apparently not so for the MSM.

On the issue of conflict of interest, no one has demonstrated any direct or actual conflicts now. Only the potential for such conflicts.

There was a time when the 'appearance of impropriety' held sway and was sufficient enough to warrant action to appease concerns about future conflict. But so many have gotten away with actual conflict of interest, that the appearance of impropriety standard no longer seems to mean anything.

One reaps what one sows.
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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Using your same logic, why isn't Hillary in jail? She is never going to go away til that has been answered.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Middleoftheroad

What are you talking about? You made a point and I'm refuting it because it was illogical. If you decide to make a more logical approach to the OP, I'll address that. That's how you discuss a topic. Your red herring here though is irrelevant and I don't care about that.


Yea, I made a point that Trump isn't in jail. I also made a point that the whole time I have supported him, I've known about his international business. I'm just wondering what there is to refute and because I hold a different opinion than you, why that makes my point illogical.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 08:35 AM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Middleoftheroad

What are you talking about? You made a point and I'm refuting it because it was illogical. If you decide to make a more logical approach to the OP, I'll address that. That's how you discuss a topic. Your red herring here though is irrelevant and I don't care about that.


Yea, I made a point that Trump isn't in jail. I also made a point that the whole time I have supported him, I've known about his international business. I'm just wondering what there is to refute and because I hold a different opinion than you, why that makes my point illogical.

Don't be coy. You said this:

If he's so corrupt why isn't he in jail?

I addressed that question and showed how ridiculous it was. Now you are pretending like you never said it.



posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 08:36 AM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Using your same logic, why isn't Hillary in jail? She is never going to go away til that has been answered.



First off, Trump isn't even the President yet. Second, nothing Trump has done so far has affected the American people. Hillary on the other hand has allowed her special interests to affect all American people and destroyed nations abroad. There really is no comparison.
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