Tuesday, December 13, 2016

News Conference Postponed

Donald Trump September 3 2015This has nothing to do with the lists this blog is based on but I just had to get this off my chest.  Here we go...

So, back in November, Donald Trump announced - via Twitter - that he was going to schedule a news conference on December 15 (this Thursday) to discuss the details of how he "will be leaving his great business in total" to concentrate on his new position.

As most of you probably know, the president-elect is under fire for the potential conflicts of interest from his business holdings.  The general consensus is that he needs to place his holdings in a blind trust and/or sell off his business in order to accomplish this.  

Since the November announc....erm, tweet series, Trump has stated that he will leave his children in charge of his business and, more recently, that he will leave his sons in charge - but apparently not Ivanka, his daughter - but seems to have no plans to sell his business.  

I should also mention that prior to the late November announcement of the potential press conference he had also stated that he would place it in a blind trust with his children in charge.  I can only conclude that he doesn't understand what a blind trust is OR he believes that the American public doesn't. Regardless, this idea was widely ridiculed by the press.

Now it appears that he has kicked the can down the road, again, and we will have to wait until January to find out how he plans to deal with his conflicts of interest as he has postponed the news conference. It seems that he is so busy filling his cabinet that he hasn't had time to decide what he will do, we are told. I suspect that his going on his Victory Thank you Tour* takes up quite a bit of his time, as well.  

In any event, he claims the news conference will be held prior to his inauguration on the 20th.  Right. I'll believe it when I see it.

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*I'm sorry but WHO DOES THAT?!? Seriously, dude.
Image By Michael Vadon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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