January 17, 2017
YouTube of President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference Jan. 11, 2017
addressing the fake news that claimed it came from an intelligence agency,
and explaining how he is putting a firewall between himself
and all his investments/businesses —
he reveals the huge financial sacrifices of his family members.
January 11, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump gave a news conference in Manhattan. You can watch and listen to the entire news conference here:
Transcript of President-Elect Donald Trump’s January 11, 2017 Press Conference
[transcript by The New York Times]
You can find the transcript at The New York Times website: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/politics/trump-press-conference-transcript.html?_r=1#story-continues-1
After President-elect Trump made some remarks, and answered some questions from the press, he then turned over the press conference to Ms. Sheri Dillon, “a prominent attorney in Washington, D.C., with the prestigious firm of Morgan Lewis.” The firm of Morgan Lewis “structured the agreements pursuant to the president’s business arrangements.” Ms. Dillon gave remarks. She reported multiple things that Trump and his family and the Trump organization have been doing to demonstrate his efforts to remain above reproach.
The work that has been accomplished so quickly is very impressive. And the financial and personal sacrifice of all the members of his family are beyond anything that can be expected.
All this is being done to place a firewall between President-elect Trump and his business dealings and investments. It is meant to free him to concentrate all his efforts to do the very best that he can possibly do as President.
President-elect Trump is going far beyond what is required of him
as President of the United States
Our US Constitution does NOT require Trump to do any of the things he is doing in connection with his finances. He is intentionally doing more than expected, to remain above any appearance of dishonesty. He wants the public to know that neither he nor his family members will gain anything financially because he is President. In fact, they all are losing more money than most of us can begin to imagine.
Turned down $2 Billion in Jan. 2017
The weekend of January 7, 2017, before he was even sworn into office, Trump turned down a $2 billion offer of work from a friend in Dubai that he has done business with.
“I am turning down billions of dollars of deals … I turned down seven deals with one big player, great player, last week because I thought it could be perceived as a conflict of interest,” he said.
January 9, 2017 announced will make no real estate deals
until out of office
January 9, 2017 Trump made it clear there would be no deals negotiated for his real estate company while he is President – that includes no deals through his children or managers.
“Two of my children, Don and Eric, plus executives, will manage them. No new deals will be done during my term(s) in office,” he announced on Twitter.