Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review


M. C. E.


I'm very interested in the potential conflicts of interest between Donald Trump's presidency and his companies. Unlike other presidents, rather than placing his assets in a blind trust, he has turned his companies over to his adult children'some of whom may also serve in his cabinet/other roles. While he says he will not be discussing the companies with them, (a) there is no way to enforce this, (b) he still knows enough about them to make decisions that could likely affect his companies in a beneficial way, and (c) won't people dealing with his children (including foreign countries) assume they are inadvertently dealing with our president and thus be inclined to show them special treatment?