Monday, November 21, 2016

No Trump Voter Outrage; Supposed Clinton State Dept/Foundation conflicts blown out of water by Huckster Trump!!!

It's an absolutely breathtaking double standard: Not a peep out of the same Trump voters who had a tantrum over the profiteering and supposed Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest when Hillary was at the State Department. Here's a Breitbart example:
A majority of Americans believe that Bill and Hillary Clinton failed to avoid conflicts of interest as millions of dollars flowed into their corrupt family foundation, according to a new national Suffolk University/USA Today poll. Allegations of pay-to-play at the Clinton’s troubled charity have also led to a flood of calls ... to shut down their multibillion-dollar charity. About 75 percent of Republican voters said the Clintons should have done more to avoid conflicts of interest with foreign donations to their foundation.
It seems the majority of Trump voters and white nationalist are quite content to watch their own leader's in-your-face profiteering as president elect:

Friday evening, the Washington Post reported that about 100 foreign diplomats gathered at President-elect Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, DC to “to sip Trump-branded champagne, dine on sliders and hear a sales pitch about the U.S. president-elect’s newest hotel.” The tour included a look at the hotel’s $20,000 a night “town house” suite. The Post also quoted some of the diplomats saying they intended to stay at the hotel in order to ingratiate themselves to the incoming president.

The incoming president, in other words, is actively soliciting business from agents of foreign governments. Many of these agents, in turn, said that they will accept the president-elect’s offer to do business because they want to win favor with the new leader of the United States.

The Constitution’s “Emoluments Clause,” provides that “no person holding any office of profit or trust under” the United States “shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state. The diplomats’ efforts in seek Trump’s favor by staying in his hotel “looks like a gift...

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