President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning he would be "completely out of business operations" before being sworn in.
Trump has been heavily criticized for maintaining control of his sprawling global business empire, despite multiple conflicts of interest.
He has insisted he would put his business into a "blind trust" run by his children, which did not satisfy many critics. He said he would announce more details on December 15 during a "major news conference."
I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my ...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
Here are Trump's tweets on the subject. (Part 1)
great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! While I am not mandated to ....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far more important task!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
WATCH | Technically, Trump is allowed to profit from his presidency. You can thank former President George H.W. Bush for that.