Super PAC launches effort attacking Trump for potential conflicts of interest

Super PAC launches effort attacking Trump for potential conflicts of interest
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American Bridge, a super PAC founded by Democratic operative David Brock, is launching a multi-pronged effort Wednesday that criticizes President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE for his potential business conflicts of interest.

The campaign, which comes the same day Trump is set to host “a general news conference,” includes a website called “TrumpMustSell.biz,” a five-page report detailing Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, and a Snapchat geofilter.  

“Donald Trump is on the verge of turning the entire federal government into a subsidiary of his business empire. This isn't just unprecedented in American history, it’s unethical and unconstitutional,” American Bridge President Jessica Mackler said in a statement.


The website features an interactive map of the world showing where Trump’s businesses are located.

The report, titled “Cashing In: How Trump Will Profit Off His Presidency,” calls on the president-elect to “completely” sell “his family’s stake in his businesses” and to release his tax returns.

Soon after the election, the Trump Organization released a statement that said the president-elect’s three eldest children would run the business.

Trump broke with tradition when he refused to release his tax returns during the campaign, a decision that became fodder for his political opponents.

“Most ominously, Trump’s refusal to sell off his businesses will give hostile foreign governments and companies a foothold in the White House — and lead to an unprecedented constitutional crisis,” the American Bridge report states.

The Snapchat geofilter on Wednesday will target Trump Tower in New York City and Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., as well as Capitol Hill and surrounding buildings.

“Tell Trump: The presidency is not for profit,” the Snapchat filter reads, with a cartoon-like drawing of the president-elect.

“Trump’s refusal to sell off his business will enable his family to make billions while endangering our national security,” Mackler said. “Trump must sell off his businesses now or risk provoking a constitutional crisis that could sink his presidency.”