Quite frankly, I find it shocking that this hasn't emerged as a more significant issue in the mainstream media. In fact, now that I think about it, how wasn't it brought up in any of the presidential debates--from what I remember? Could it be, that no one--including Anderson Cooper et al who moderated at least one debate--of said supposedly critical media took a Donald Trump presidency as a serious possibility? I mean after the pussy-grabbing scandal, i know i certainly didn't. [Side note: it's interesting that a conversation from 2005 during which Trump told Bush that because he's famous, he can grab women "by the pussy" without consequence meant the end of Bush's career at NBC, and Trump is now the President-Elect of the United States ( www.mediaite.com/election-2016/twitter-comes-up-with-employment-opportunities-for-billy-bush-under-donald-trump).]
Well say what you will about The New York Times, at least they have shown the courage to bring up Trump's unbelievably high number of conflicts of interest. Here's an excerpt: " Donald J. Trump's global business empire will create an unprecedented number of conflicts of interest for a United States president, experts in legal ethics say.
Mr. Trump has said he will separate himself from his company before taking the oath of office, but he has not offered any details on how.
Ethics experts warn that if Mr. Trump puts his children in control of operations but continues to own the company, he will remain vulnerable to charges that his actions as president are guided by personal financial interests" ( www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/01/us/politics/trump-conflict-of-interests.html?_r=0).
Furthermore, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a Wikipedia page also dedicated to this immensely important issue:
"This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Map shows the number of companies owned by Donald Trump that are operating in each country:"
Do I smell impeachment? If there's any so called rule of law as the alt right shills love harping on about so much, Trump and his wannabe fascist hordes should take a full dose of their poisonous rhetoric in the form of vigilant, veracious legal prosecution of their racist regime--starting with Trump.
[On another note I just read that the corporatized large (with over 200 acres) white farmers of America voted overwhelmingly for Trump, which isn't so shocking on a prima facie level, until you look slightly deeper and realize that over 50% of farm workers are undocumented / illegal immigrants. So these geniuses basically voted to deport their workers. Granted they were stirred on somewhat understandably by Trump's clever talk about cutting back on the EPA and removing estate taxes for large farmers--Clinton meanwhile like so much of the overly urbanized country never once addressed any agricultural issues directly (sad commentary on how out of touch the so called left is and why so many rural voters see us as the party of white elites and urban minorities) in any major discussion, as if food (kind of necessary for human life) is a minor issue.
But back to those clever, highly subsidized farmers--Good luck finding any Americans willing to work for slave labor wages with no health insurance in one of the most dangerous industries in the world. Maybe they should start by recruiting some of their angry white rustbelt allies ( link to modernfarmer.com) .]
Whatever happens though, let's keep turning our progressive failures into improvements in the best way with Swadeshi and kaizen, like our victorious indigenous sisters and brothers of the Oceti Sakowin (Standing Rock Dakota Sioux).
Power to the people in the best and most sustainable way!