The LA Times reports that Steve Bannon views the immigration order as just the start. Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman report that Bannon sees himself as "launching a radical experiment to fundamentally transform how the U.S. decides who is allowed into the country and to block a generation of people who, in their view, won’t assimilate into American society."
We are snake-bit. Both Trump and his chief strategist appear to have cocooned themselves in a world of friendly media, conspiracy theories, and imagined enemies. Trump believes the polls are rigged, the crowds are yuge, and the popular vote was his. Bannon is demanding the media listen to the voters but has no interest in doing so himself. They are making policy to appeal to the Breitbart base and telling themselves that their occupancy of the Oval Office means they were right all along.
Sandy Hook denier arrested after death threats made to parent of victim
Sandy Hook denier arrested after alleged death threats
Of course not. You’ve never heard of either the CEO or the company. The answer is Zachary Bookman of OpenGov, a company partly owned by Kushner’s brother, Joshua Kushner. I’m sure Josh’s investment will do well now that OpenGov has gotten this kind of high-profile attention. And that’s what brothers are for, aren’t they?
Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Dubai Edition
On top of the aforementioned legal actions, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, has declared Trump’s efforts insufficient, remarking, “I don’t think divestiture is too high of a price to pay to be the president of the United States." Below is an attempt to catalogue the more clear-cut examples of conflicts of interest that have emerged so far. The most recent entries appear at the top: