Watchdogging Conflicts of Interest

Donald Trump has taken office with what might well be the most blatant conflicts of interest in the history of American politics. Trump’s empire spans the globe and a vast array of business lines. The scope of Trump’s empire means that his businesses are impacted by a wide range of government policies, including taxes, consumer protection, civil justice, financial regulation, employee rights, foreign policy and much more. Anyone harboring illusions that there would be some separation between the Trump administration and the Trump family businesses already has had their fantasy shattered. Here is some of the work Public Citizen has been doing to call out Trump on his clear cut conflicts of interest: