Good Government

Good Government

I will introduce legislation to require that any candidate for President must disclose their tax returns. Any person elected President must immediately divest from profit-making business enterprises which may present a conflict of interest or violate the Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution, and he or she must place all assets into a blind trust managed by an independent trustee, who cannot be a relative of the President. The same requirements for divestment and blind-trust will apply to presidential appointees, even ones who are not the daughter and son-in-law of the President.

No President should be permitted to use their office for personal gain, whether in multi-million-dollar payments to the President’s office buildings, hotels, golf courses, country clubs, or any other scheme. The American people deserve to know that the decisions made by the country’s leaders are driven exclusively by the common good, never by personal financial gain or self-protection.