Tell Trump: Sell your assets, Stupid!


Kevin,

In his first news conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will turn his business over to his sons, who double as some of his closest political advisors.[1]

Tell Trump: Sell your assets, put them in a blind trust, and release your tax returns.

Walter Shaub, the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, called Trump’s business move “meaningless.” He added, “We can’t risk the perception that government leaders would use their official positions for professional profit.”[2]

A quick look at Trump and his billionaire Cabinet picks confirms that we’re headed in that direction. All signs suggest that Trump is ready to hijack our government to enrich himself, his Cabinet, and other members of the financial elite.

I believe that our government should work to improve the lives of everyday people, not serve as a tool for the rich and powerful. That’s why we’ve created this petition on our MoveOn page.

We can beat Trump and everything he stands for, but only if we stand together.

Forward for Justice,

George Goehl, Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, and the People’s Action team

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[1] “Trump Announces Plan That Does Little to Resolve His Conflicts of Interest.” The Atlantic, January 11, 2017.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/01/donald-trump-conflicts-of-interests/508382/

[2] “Federal ethics chief blasts ‘meaningless’ Trump business plan.” The Hill, January 11, 2017.
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/313864-government-ethics-chief-blasts-trump-business-plan

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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