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Trump Appointees, Richest Ever, Elude Scrutiny With Hidden Investments

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As President Trump faced a barrage of criticism last summer over the former Wall Street executives and other ultra-wealthy people serving in his administration, he offered a characteristic rationale: The appointees, he suggested, were too rich to have financial conflicts of interest.


“They’re representing the country,” Mr. Trump said in June at a rally in Iowa. “They don’t want the money.”


But a cascade of revelations surrounding his advisers’ business holdings — including news this week that the commerce secretary, Wilbur L. Ross Jr., retained business ties to a Russian oligarch subject to sanctions — has thrust into view an inescapable contradiction between the financial transparency expected in public service and the realities of the modern global rich.




The Oligarchy. And dumasses support this guy who is ripping you off.

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Donald Trump has assembled the worst Cabinet in American history

While prior presidents have had some miserable appointments — James Watt and Anne Gorsuch in the Reagan administration, Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown and Alberto Gonzales in George W. Bush’s — never before has one president assembled such a remarkable collection of individuals who are either unqualified for their jobs, devoted to subverting their agencies, or both, not to mention the ethical questions that will continue to swirl around this administration.





Trump's empty administration

As presumptive nominee takes first steps on transition, GOP policy veterans say they're not interested.



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Bill Maher Asks Donald Trump’s Supporters: ‘You Know You’re Being Conned, Right?’

“The only prescription Trump has for unrigging the economy is tax cuts” that “almost exclusively benefit the people who are doing the rigging.”



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