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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 12:06 AM

5. They were thumbing their nose at him.

 

Those tweets were ironic. They applauded Trump for announcing his divestiture which Trump hasn't done. Trump has claimed he wants to take steps the remove even the appearance of a conflict of interest, which for Trump means having his kids run the family business, which obviously doesn't remove the overt conflict of interest.

But the OGE tweeted this:

"@realDonaldTrump - we told your counsel we'd sing your praises if you divested," the agency tweeted. "we meant it."

.@realDonaldTrump Bravo! Only way to resolve these conflicts of interest is to divest . Good call!
U.S. OGE (@OfficeGovEthics) November 30, 2016

.@realDonaldTrump OGE is delighted that you've decided to divest your businesses. Right decision!

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