Donald Trump and his creepy kids have been using the presidency to fatten up their already obscene bank accounts since before he was even sworn into office. Despite all Trump’s empty promises to separate himself from his businesses, he has yet to take steps to actually divest from his companies. His daughter, Ivanka (the one he wants to bang), has also vowed to step away from her company now that she will be serving in the White House as her father’s adviser. But just like daddy, her words mean nothing in reality.
In yet another example of how they are using the Oval Office to further their business interests, China just happened to approve three of Ivanka Trump’s company’s trademarks on the exact same day she was schmoozing Chinese President Xi Jinping at daddy’s tacky Palm Beach resort.
On April 6, Ivanka Trump’s company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world’s second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for a steak and Dover sole dinner at Mar-a-Lago.”
The AP adds that this “scenario underscores how difficult it is for Trump, who has tried to distance herself from the brand that bears her name, to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House.”
Is anybody actually buying the BS story that this is totally just a coincidence? If you believe this crock of lies, then I have a big beautiful bridge I’d like to sell you.
Truth be told, they aren’t trying to separate their celebrity status and business ventures from the presidency. They don’t want to eliminate their conflicts of interest. They aren’t even really attempting to make it look like that way. They want to capitalize on the White House for their own benefit. And we are letting them. It is repulsive.
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.