Trump's blind trust

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Trump’s children will tend to his assets

And about them be silent as dust.

Not his business and all of its facets

But the nation he’ll keep in blind trust..

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  • I though Eric von Trump and Jared Kushner were going to run the country.

  • Finally, with Jack's help, I get your point. Trump avoids a conflict of interest. Rather than put his business interests into a blind trust, he puts the presidency in a blind trust! And, if Jack is correct, makes Eric and Jared the trustees.

    Clever.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Searching Jared. there was something about a post-Bobby Kennedy anti-nepotism law, but I'm sure they have a way around that, such as not putting Jared on the payroll.It also seems like they got rid of another conflict of interest by settling the Trump U case for $25 million, although I am sure the legal scholars from Bannon U will say nothing happened because liability was denied. However, under F.R.Civ.P. 23(e)(2), the judge has to hold a hearing on the settlement, so this might not be done yet.

  • In reply to jack:

    I also forgot, but now recall, in connection with the anti-nepotism law that we were told in 1993 that we were getting 2 Presidents for the price of one.

  • In reply to jack:

    I'm pretty sure Trump has a way around the anti-nepotism law, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 3110. This says a public official (which includes the President) "may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement" a relative, which includes children and sons-in-law. If the relative isn't paid by the government he isn't "employed." If he serves as an aide or surrogate for the President without compensation by the government, has he been "appointed?" And if we decide Trump violated 3110, who would enforce it? Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

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