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Trump Vows Total Exit From Business While Offering Scant Details

  • President-elect tweets announcing Dec. 15 news conference
  • Says he’ll appear with his children, wants to avoid conflicts
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Trump Will Leave Business 'in Total' for Presidency

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President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to leave his business “in total” to focus on the White House and will discuss the matter at a news conference Dec. 15 in New York with his children, some of whom are business associates.

“While I am not mandated to 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,” Trump said in a series of tweets. “Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far more important task!”