President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest have not abated, even as he has spent the past week dealing with the fallout of his incoherent and pro-white nationalist rants.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is speaking to a conservative group at Trump International Hotel in Washington.
When Justice Gorsuch delivers the keynote address for a meeting of the Fund for American Studies at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on September 28, he will raise serious questions about his own ethics, according to a report by The New York Times. Part of the problem is that his speech will occur less than two weeks before the court will hear arguments on Trump’s proposed travel ban. Just as significant, however, is the mere fact that Trump has failed to fully divest from his business empire. As Stanford professor Deborah L. Rhode told the Times, “It’s a terrible signal for this group to be holding their meeting at the Trump International Hotel and for a Supreme Court justice to legitimate it by attending. It just violates basic ethical principles about conflicts of interest.”
Speaking of the Trump International Hotel . . .
Although the Trump Organization said that it expected Trump International Hotel to lose $2.1 million in the first four months of 2017, it actually earned $1.9 million in that period, according to a report by The Washington Post. In case the problematic nature of this profit doesn’t become immediately apparent, check out this passage from the Post’s story:
Since Trump entered the White House in January, the hotel has emerged as a Republican Party…
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