Trump Says He Will Be “Leaving My Great Business In Total” To Focus On Running The Country

In keeping with the recent tradition of making major announcements on Twitter early in the morning, President-elect Donald Trump said early Wednesday that he will announce in December that is leaving his business “in total” to “fully focus on running the country.”

The announcement is in response to recent media reports that running Trump’s businesses presents a major conflict of interest should he continue to do so as president.

An event is planned for Dec. 15 in New York, he tweeted.

During the campaign, Trump said he would fully sever himself from the business. Last week he suggested he might reverse himself, saying he legally could retain his role in the business operations.

Trump also tweeted that while he is not mandated to hand off the business, he feels it is “visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest” with his businesses.

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