“For-Profit President”: A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Gov’t


Democracy Now!

Published on Feb 20, 2017

http://democracynow.org – There has been a wholesale corporate takeover of the government. That’s the conclusion of a new report coming out today by the watchdog group Public Citizen. The report looks at how corporate America has benefited from Trump’s first month in office. Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon, is now secretary of state. Goldman Sachs alum now serve several top posts: Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary, Stephen Bannon as Trump’s chief strategist and Gary Cohn as director of the United States National Economic Council. Trump has also signed executive orders to help undo the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law and repeal rules requiring financial advisers to give advice based on their customers’ best interests. We speak to Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen.

Pre$ident Trump: The For-Profit Presidency, First 30-Days

PublicCitizen

Published on Feb 20, 2017

A day-by-day review of the Trump administration’s first month shows that virtually every day has been marked by a new, extraordinary grant of power to corporate interests.

Another in the latest Donald Trump get-rich-quick-scheme known as the American presidency.

For-Profit President

Month One of Donald Trump’s Presidency: Enriching His Private Business, Carrying Out a Corporate Takeover and Putting Profits Before People

Follow this link for a PDF version of the report.

Note: Read the Presidents Day column on Trump’s for-profit presidency by Robert Weissman, Public Citizen president.

 

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