Wednesday, February 08, 2017

What Business Conflicts?

The Trumps aren't even trying to hide it anymore. They are looking to cash in on this whole president thing. Even Melania. From this morning's New York Times...

A lawsuit filed by Melania Trump depicts her heightened profile as a “unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to make millions of dollars in business, once again raising questions about the relationship between President Trump’s official role and his family’s business interests.

Mrs. Trump’s suit, filed on Monday in a New York State court, accuses The Daily Mail, a British tabloid, of libel for reporting last year on claims that a modeling agency she worked for in the 1990s was also an escort service.

The new complaint does not refer explicitly to the White House or Mr. Trump, or even her status as a candidate’s wife when the article was published and now as first lady. Instead, it refers to opportunities she had “to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered multimillion dollar business relationships for a multiyear term during which plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world.”

Can't you at least fake it? There appears to be nothing anyone can do to stop the Trump family money grab (as long as Republicans don't raise any objections), but common decency at least calls for not rubbing it in the faces of the 54% of the country that didn't vote for Trump.