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    A Trump Presidency and Conflicts of Interest

    I can't believe this man may well become the president. And the conflicts of interest that will abound after he's elected boggles the mind.

    On Thursday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The vote, which was fueled in part by a xenophobic desire to limit immigration, is expected to take a severe toll on the British economy.

    Donald Trump, visiting Scotland to celebrate the opening of his luxury golf course, cheered the result. He specifically argued that, by tanking the pound, it would make it cheaper for foreigners to visit his golf course.


    “When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly,” Trump said.
    Trump’s comments highlight the unprecedented conflicts of interests that would come with a Trump presidency. He has said specifically that he does not intended to divest any of his assets should he be elected president. Instead, he will simply hand over day-to-day management to his kids.

    “It’s hard to imagine complex diplomacy — how that would be complicated and altered by massive personal financial conflicts of interests being present at the same time?,” John Wonderlich, interim executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, told ThinkProgress earlier this month.
    Trump Cheers Brexit, Says It Will Help His Golf Course | ThinkProgress
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    Trump is not going to win, and even if he does you may see a rare bi-partisan (establishment)spectacle to impeach him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    Trump is not going to win, and even if he does you may see a rare bi-partisan (establishment)spectacle to impeach him.
    I'm feeling very pessimistic currently and I think Trump is going to win the election. And if he does, it may well be one of those conflicts of interest that could get him thrown out of office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I'm feeling very pessimistic currently and I think Trump is going to win the election. And if he does, it may well be one of those conflicts of interest that could get him thrown out of office.
    I share your worries. I fear that the BREXIT vote may actually HELP Donald Trump win the Presidency. Here's why: Markets around the world will be tanking----in my opinion----for much of the next several months, as the fallout from this economic blunder reverberate around the global economy. All of America's low-info voters will BLAME that on President Obama. Doesn't matter that that wouldn't make a LICK of sense. And since Hillary is widely seen as little more than a continuation of the Obama policies, it will drive a lot of voters to vote for Trump, who might well otherwise NOT have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    I share your worries. I fear that the BREXIT vote may actually HELP Donald Trump win the Presidency. Here's why: Markets around the world will be tanking----in my opinion----for much of the next several months, as the fallout from this economic blunder reverberate around the global economy. All of America's low-info voters will BLAME that on President Obama. Doesn't matter that that wouldn't make a LICK of sense. And since Hillary is widely seen as little more than a continuation of the Obama policies, it will drive a lot of voters to vote for Trump, who might well otherwise NOT have.
    Yep. Everything bad that happens from now until the election will drive voters toward Trump because they think he's a strong man-daddy who will protect them with his xenophobia and racism and sexism. Because it's the fault of the foreigners and the brown people and those uppity wimmin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    I share your worries. I fear that the BREXIT vote may actually HELP Donald Trump win the Presidency. Here's why: Markets around the world will be tanking----in my opinion----for much of the next several months, as the fallout from this economic blunder reverberate around the global economy. All of America's low-info voters will BLAME that on President Obama. Doesn't matter that that wouldn't make a LICK of sense. And since Hillary is widely seen as little more than a continuation of the Obama policies, it will drive a lot of voters to vote for Trump, who might well otherwise NOT have.
    Exactly. Dems and HRC were worried about this happening as it isn't something that lasts for a week and then its over. This could lead to a long term recession if all the others want to vote to get out of the EU. People always blame the party in charge. Plus Trump said he "predicted" the US would be in recession so he will look right. It also puts Putin in a better way and some might prefer Trump against him than HRC. It could easily put Trump over the top, especially if his kids keep him sedated.

    Clinton's new worry: A 'Brexit'-fueled recession - POLITICO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I can't believe this man may well become the president. And the conflicts of interest that will abound after he's elected boggles the mind.



    Trump Cheers Brexit, Says It Will Help His Golf Course | ThinkProgress
    Your arguments against Trump are just as accurate against Hillary and the Clinton foundation.

    She has racketeering charges floating around out there against her.

    We are really screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snikitz View Post
    Your arguments against Trump are just as accurate against Hillary and the Clinton foundation.

    She has racketeering charges floating around out there against her.

    We are really screwed.
    She does NOT have racketeering charges floating around for her. That's just bullshit floating around in the right wing news bubble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Exactly. Dems and HRC were worried about this happening as it isn't something that lasts for a week and then its over. This could lead to a long term recession if all the others want to vote to get out of the EU. People always blame the party in charge. Plus Trump said he "predicted" the US would be in recession so he will look right. It also puts Putin in a better way and some might prefer Trump against him than HRC. It could easily put Trump over the top, especially if his kids keep him sedated.

    Clinton's new worry: A 'Brexit'-fueled recession - POLITICO
    The fact is, economists had been predicting a recession for whoever the next president was just based on business cycles. Now it'll be even worse thanks to Brexit. Hopefully, it'll hold off until after the election.

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    Trump doesn't really seem to understand what this enormous decision actually means, on a global scale. He spent a good ten minutes this morning talking about the sprinkler systems and hotel suites at Turnberry. The man could have used this moment to show us his foreign policy chops, but no - the only thing about the UK leaving the EU that Trump is concerned about is how it will affect him personally (as in financially). Jesus.

    Trump celebrates Brexit vote: ‘When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry.’

    Donald Trump celebrated Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union on Friday during a visit to Scotland, saying that the people of the United Kingdom have “taken their country back," musing that it could benefit his Turnberry resort and arguing that running a nation is a lot like running a golf course.

    For a candidate who has struggled to prove that his grasp of foreign policy matches that of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, Trump could have used the moment to substantively address a momentous global event. Instead, he provided a widely broadcast infomercial for his newest luxury golf club, standing in front of a bagpiper and wearing a white “Make America Great Again” cap. Resort staffers were instructed to wear red caps reading, “Make Turnberry Great Again.”

    As reporters pressed Trump on the referendum, it was not clear if Trump fully understood what had just happened. He declared the outcome “fantastic” and “great” because it reflects the anger of voters, and said that the plummeting value of the pound could positively benefit the country.
    The man is a complete ignoramus.
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