Trump says he'll leave business to focus on running country

By REUTERS
November 30, 2016 14:42

 
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WASHINGTON - Under pressure to avoid any conflict of interest, President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will be leaving his far-flung business "in total" to focus on running the country and scheduled a Dec. 15 news conference to lay out his plan.

Trump announced his plans in a series of tweets but did not explain exactly what he would be doing with his assets.

A variety of critics have raised questions about how he would avoid a conflict of interest between the presidency and a real estate empire with properties around the world.

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