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Zephyr Teachout @ZephyrTeachout 3h3 hours ago
Donald Trump is not selling his businesses. Therefore, he will be violating the foreign bribery/emoluments clause of the Constitution.
Ethics lawyer I went over Trump plan with just now literally laughed out loud. No divestment, no blind trust, ongoing constitutional issues.
The basic problem: Trump still owns company and sons still run it. You can line Trump's pockets through his company, period.
Benjy Sarlin @BenjySarlin 2h2 hours ago
As @chucktodd notes, Trump implied at end he would one day return to Trump Org. So anything that benefits it eventually benefits him.
Benjy Sarlin @BenjySarlin 3h3 hours ago
Trump says he was just offered a $2 billion deal by a foreign actor to REASSURE us about conflicts?
Mark Murray @mmurraypolitics 2h2 hours ago
Mark Murray Retweeted Ken Thomas
This also was a stunning admission from the Trump presser. What other foreign entities/governments offered deals after Nov. 8?https://twitter.com/KThomasDC/status/819244081322872832 …
Mark Murray added,
Watched Obama's final speech with my mom earlier. In my entire 22 years I don't think I've ever seen her upset at a politician leaving office, much less a foreign one. But Obama and Michelle are the exception. Not just because Trump will be replacing him either, she said the same when she figured Hillary would win.
She doesn't really follow foreign politics like I do, but I think it's remarkable how a foreign president can have such an effect simply through his charisma.
I don't agree with everything he did in his 2 terms, particularly drone strikes and Libya for example, but I will undoubtedly miss Obama and Michelle too.
I'm still hoping they visit Belgium again for a public speaking session so I can get another chance at attending.
Nobody here believes that hard work and discipline aren't integral to succeeding in life. But there are roadblocks for some people, despite possessing those two qualities to the fullest extent. You being successful through hard work and discipline does not mean that everyone who doesn't attain the same success is lacking in their work and discipline efforts. There are so many various factors when it comes to succeeding in life that the model of "pulling yourself up by da bootstraps" is deeply flawed and simplistic. If hard work and discipline were the only things required to succeed there wouldn't be so many people struggling to make ends meet despite working hard. Maybe they did not receive the economic opportunities that others have, or are plagued by disease and medical costs, ... That list can go on and on.
I don't think anyone here is trying to take away or disparage your success, they would be wrong to do so if they did. But it needs to be said that your model of success is not applicable to every single person. You apply your own experiences, an anecdote, to a very large and complex topic.
You have explicitly stated that you only care about how policies affect you personally, correct? Would you not agree that could limit your perspective on the key to success?
The issue with this is your solution, you have to admit, is not the end all solution. Working harder is not going to fix everything, saving is not possible for everyone. Most people in here just want you to admit that alone, not that your parent's success is a super rare thing or occurrence but that although what they did can fix some other's situations it's no universal and that there are other factors at play
I mean, of course not. But I think Rico is missing the point here. It's not about everyone being successful, it's about everyone having an equal opportunity to be successful.
And federal aide isn't meant to make someone successful. In most cases, it's meant to provide a lot of the basic things we take for granted on a daily basis.
What boggles my mind is how someone who has seen both sides could flip once they get to a certain point. Rico's mother apparently benefited from public housing. I'm not sure if he's willing to acknowledge that the subsidized rent helped his mother get to the point she's at today.