No, Donald Trump is not setting up a ‘blind trust’
Most Americans say Donald Trump’s proposal to let his children control the family business while he’s president doesn’t go far enough to prevent conflicts of interest, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
The poll found that 59% of people say Trump’s plan isn’t enough, compared with 39% who say it is.
Trump owns or has a position in more than 500 companies, according to a CNN analysis. That includes about 150 that have done business in at least 25 foreign countries, including Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Ethics experts say no previous president has been so exposed to conflicts and allegations of political corruption because of business interests. They say that remains true even if he hands control to the children.