What you need to know:

The Trump administration has given the president’s personal business empire direct benefits in the form of policies that may boost his bottom line, ranging from environmental regulations that impact Trump’s golf courses to work visas that allow his businesses to hire cheaper seasonal workers, to tax cuts that will likely save him millions and even major military decisions that protect his foreign businesses.

When Donald Trump made the unprecedented decision not to divest from his business interests while serving as president, he not only opened the door to using the power of his office for personal financial gain—he walked through it. President Trump has sought to use his office to boost his private businesses at every turn—providing unparalleled marketing by hosting official events at his properties, promoting them by name in official remarks, and rewarding interest groups that patronize them with access to his administration. 

In addition to these obvious conflicts of interest, however, the Trump administration has given the president’s personal business empire more direct benefits in the form of policies that may boost his bottom line. These span the government, ranging from environmental regulations that impact Trump’s golf courses to work visas that allow his businesses to hire cheaper seasonal workers, to tax cuts that will likely save him millions and even major military decisions that protect his foreign businesses. Some of these beneficial policies and actions have been highly publicized, while others have flown beneath the radar. Please feel free to send us a tip at [email protected] if you know of a policy we should investigate.

24 policies & actions that may benefit Trump

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