Sartoris Trumpsoris

Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
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Badlands Journal editorial board

 But, Holy Leon Leonwood! What are we supposed to wear?

Do they make galoshes in Oshkosh?

Will the hound dogs follow hunters in Wranglers?

Will the moose of Maine migrate to West Texas?

-- la jornada del malpais

1-12-17

The Hill

Trump's L.L. Bean tweet breaks WH policy

BY BROOKE SEIPEL http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/314103-trumps-ll-bean-tweet-breaks-wh-policy

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A tweet by President-elect Trump on Thursday encouraging his followers to buy L.L. Bean could get him in trouble as president, as it violates a White House rule prohibiting the endorsement of products, Politico reported.

“Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage. People will support you even more now. Buy L.L.Bean. @LBPerfectMaine” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

The tweet followed a $30,000 donation from the granddaughter of an L.L. Bean board member to a Trump super PAC, The Associated Press reported. The donation exceeded the total donation amount allowed for the super PAC , making the donation illegal.

According to Politico, the Office of Government Ethics prohibits executive officials from using their position to endorse organizations, products or people. President Obama extended the policy to the Oval Office during his administration.

"We strictly forbade this when I was in the White House for the President and everyone else,” Norm Eisen, Obama's former ethics czar, told POLITICO. “How can you ask others to follow it if he doesn’t?”

While Trump’s tweet Thursday did not break any rules, similar tweets as president would, unless he should choose to change the White House policy. Eisen told Politico that even if Trump changed the White House policy, he could face problems with the STOCK Act or anti-bribery law, which include the president.

 

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