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The federal government’s top ethics chief is resigning on Wednesday. And he’s torching the Trump administration on his way out.

Walter M. Shaub Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, told the New York Times that President Trump’s apparent disdain for long-established ethical norms has undermined the credibility of the United States around the world.

“It’s hard for the United States to pursue international anticorruption and ethics initiatives when we’re not even keeping our own side of the street clean,” Shaub told the Times in an article published Monday. “I think we are pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.”

Shaub — who has been a vocal critic of Trump’s since his election — said the president’s frequent trips to his family-owned golf clubs are a microcosm of just how blurry the line between the White House and Trump brand has become.

“It creates the appearance of profiting from the presidency,” Shaub said. “Misuse of position is really the heart of the ethics program, and the internationally accepted definition of corruption is abuse of entrusted power. It undermines the government ethics program by casting doubt on the integrity of government decision making.”

Trump spent last weekend at another one of his golf courses, and repeatedly promoted the U.S. Women’s Open Championship held there.

more at https://sg.yahoo.com/news/outgoing-federal-ethics-chief-pretty-close-laughingstock-point-133538320.html

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the Presidency is a business undertaking for Trump yo ..... 
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

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Then what kind of undertaking would you deem Halimah's bid for the presidency?

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beaverjuice

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Then what kind of undertaking would you deem Halimah's bid for the presidency?

Perpetuation of legacy yo ...

I'm surprised Abdullah Tarmugi didn't spring for the job yo ...
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."