Trump Promises To Leave His Biz ‘In Total’ But Offers No Details

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In a series of early-morning tweets on Wednesday, Donald Trump said that he has plans to completely leave his business, which he will announce in a news conference on Dec. 15.

Trump has said that he will leave his companies to his children, not to a blind trust, raising concerns that he will still be aware of his business’ interests while serving as president. His tweets leave it unclear just how far removed he will be from his business.

Trump has already mixed business into his work as president-elect. He reportedly mentioned his building in Buenos Aires during a phone call with Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri. He asked members of the Brexit movement to oppose wind farms in the United Kingdom. And Ivanka Trump sat in on a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister.

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