Trump’s children must keep their jobs

Again there’s that unprecedented issue that Trump has binders full of business interests that present unmistakable and undeniable conflicts of interest – and the fact that he wants to keep it that way. I guess nobody told him this was an issue during this entire campaign? That was sloppy. Is sloppy the word I mean? Do I mean reckless? Do I mean corrupt? Gosh it’s hard to choose.

The Washington Post reports that Giuliani – lawyer Giuliani, former prosecutor Giuliani – says it’s cool for Trump’s family to run his businesses and also help Daddy run the government.

Appearing on televised interviews on Sunday, Giuliani initially said Trump should set up some kind of “blind trust.” When pressed, Giuliani told CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump has an unusual situation and that creating a traditional blind trust would “basically put his children out of work.”

He says they then would have to “start a whole new business and that would set up … new problems.”

Giuliani said Trump’s three children — Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric — who are involved in his businesses would not advise Trump once he becomes president in January. All three children are, however, are on the executive committee of Trump’s transition team.

And these people had the gall to call Clinton corrupt. Clinton was much too cozy with bankers and CEOs, yes, but this is a whole different level, one we can’t even see from where we are.

Also it’s interesting to see that Giuliani’s concern is what would be good for Trump’s children, and their employment, and the family’s business interests. It’s not for…you know…the country, and its people.

And then there’s the fraud division.

Donald Trump’s attorneys have filed a motion to delay until after the presidential inauguration a class-action fraud lawsuit involving the president-elect and his now-defunct Trump University.

In the motion filed Saturday in San Diego federal court, Trump’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli argues that the extra months would give both sides time to possibly reach a settlement.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Petrocelli wants to postpone the trial until sometime soon after the Jan. 20 inauguration to allow Trump to focus on the transition to the White House.

Right, because once that’s over he’ll be able to kick back and relax. He’s not going to have anything to do after he’s inaugurated, naturally.

And then there’s the bullying and threatening.

The war of words between Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and President-elect Donald Trump is escalating, this time through their top aides.

Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, on Sunday said Reid should be careful in a “legal sense” about characterizing Trump as a sexual predator. When asked whether Trump was threatening to sue Reid, Conway said no. Also on Sunday, Trump took to Twitter to taunt The New York Times.

So Conway first threatened and then lied. Good start.

Those tweets –

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