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Newt Gingrich suggests changing the ethics laws to better suit a Trump presidency

Mr. Gingrich said Monday on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show: “We’ve never seen this kind of wealth in the White House, and so traditional rules don’t work,” Gingrich said about Trump’s business interests. “We’re going to have to think up a whole new approach.” Yes. Let’s make the 239-year-old U.S. government fit its ethics laws to … Continue reading “Newt Gingrich suggests changing the ethics laws to better suit a Trump presidency”

Mr. Gingrich said Monday on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show:

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“We’ve never seen this kind of wealth in the White House, and so traditional rules don’t work,” Gingrich said about Trump’s business interests. “We’re going to have to think up a whole new approach.”

Yes. Let’s make the 239-year-old U.S. government fit its ethics laws to the needs of the reality show star/president-elect, instead of the other way around. That way Trump’s webwork of worldwide investments, which may or may not represent conflicts of interest, will no longer be a problem. Another good idea, Newt.

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