November 22, 2016

IF THE NY POST WON'T PIMP FOR HIM, WHO WILL?:

Fight the 'blight' of windfarms near my golf courses, Trump urges Ukip leader (Robert Booth in London, Severin Carrell in Edinbugh, David Smith in Washington, 22 November 2016 , The Guardian)

The president-elect said he was "dismayed that his beloved Scotland has become overrun with ugly wind farms which he believes are a blight on the stunning landscape", according to a member of the delegation that came with UKIP leader Nigel Farage to meet Trump on the first weekend after his shock election win.

Andy Wigmore, the communications director for Leave.EU - the successful Brexit campaign led by Farage - said Trump urged the group, which included UKIP's major donor Arron Banks, to campaign against the spread of off shore wind in Scotland. [...]

The New York Post's editorial board wrote on Tuesday: "Of all the issues facing the president-elect and his brain trust, the question of how to avoid conflicts of interest with his global business may be the thorniest."

Trump has stated that he will hand over management of the Trump Organisation to his children but it was notable this his daughter Ivanka was present at a meeting with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe.

In his discussion with the New York Times, Trump seemed to shrug off the potential conflicts of interest. According to Haberman's Twitter feed, he said: "The law's totally on my side, the president can't have a conflict of interest."

He added: "In theory I could run my business perfectly and then run the country perfectly. There's never been a case like this."

Posted by at November 22, 2016 4:00 PM

  

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