Following news that President-elect Trump had canceled this week’s planned news conference announcing his plan to deal with conflicts of interest between his business and the presidency, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“Initially, it’s a little worrying that Trump has pushed his plan to deal with conflicts of interest to some unnamed time in the future. Hopefully this is a signal that he’s taking the issue very seriously and putting together a plan to deal with the myriad of conflicts his business brings by selling the business and putting the proceeds in a true blind trust, rather than using this as a stall tactic like he did to avoid releasing his tax returns after promising them.”