• When applying this to Trump, it is not just that he became a politician, but POTUS, with the ability to effect world trade and diplomatic policy. Having made questionable hires and firings, having family members in the Cabinet while claiming arm's length separation from his worldwide business, holding undisclosed official meetings, having worldwide contacts in his private clubs and remaining so obstinate about releasing tax returns all add to the suspicion of hiding his dealings. Every major party candidate since 1980, plus Carter in '76 has released their returns, including billionaire Ross Perot, who is highly likely to be no exception from ongoing tax audits. A century ago, Warren Harding was caught in a payola scandal of his Interior Secretary; Nixon almost 50 years ago, who famously said ".I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook."
    • Archie Bunker
      As the President, all of his staff serve at the President of the United States. Even James Comey. He doesn't even need a reason to fire them. Having family or friends on staff is not unusal in the least. Nor is holding undisclosed official meetings. As a matter of fact, undisclosed official meetings should be expected. You can't disclose everything we're doing to the media. That would tip our hand as the media speculates on absolutely every word to come out of this President's staff. Not only do they speculate, they just plain make up shit. And with the tax returns, no one really cares. Only the democrats care. We all knew that he didn't release them when they made a stink about it during the campaign. And we elected him anyway. It's a non-starter. They just need to keep their Anti-Anything-Trump agenda in the news for as long as possible. So they'll keep this up and make sure that no one pokes into how they're making their money.
    • mushroom
      Sure, JFK appointed Bobby as AG and setup a potential conflict of interest, which led to much public comment and a new anti-nepotism law. But nothing like the past two years' of appointments had ever been seen before.
    • Archie Bunker
      Which appointment seems to be the problem?
  • I personally don't care. I do care when he breaks laws and nothing happens. The standard of presidency is dropping badly like Caligula's rule during the Roman Empire.
    • Archie Bunker
      Well, according to the Meuller investigation, no laws were broken by Trump. Isn't that what we were supposed to be waiting for?
  • rnaybe

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