When it was announced that Donald Trump will remain as executive producer of “The Apprentice” after he becomes the nation's 45th president, liberal across America descended into near-apoplectic meltdown.
Judd Legum, editor of ultra-liberal ThinkProgress, was a perfect example:
“Corruption in its most blatant form”? While Fox News anchor Chris Wallace was nowhere near the liberal ledge, he did confront Trump over the “huge conflict of interest” during an interview that aired Sunday.
Trump disagreed, focusing his response on his real estate business, which he said again will be run by his “executives and children” after he assumes the presidency.
Interestingly, he also said he's “turning down billions of dollars of deals,” and that he “turned down seven deals with one 'big player' last week.”
Wallace, of course, reminded Trump how he “hammered Hillary Clinton over the Clinton Foundation and 'pay to play'” during the campaign, suggesting that foreign countries may now try to “curry favor with the President of the United States.”
“That's different,” he went on to explain.
Incidentally, the law permits Trump to not only remain as chairman of the Trump Corporation, he could also champion policies that advance his business interests.