The Trump Administration believes that it is not required to be ethical. They are America’s “new government.” Fascists are not accountable to the people; the people serve them.
This is especially sad because Trump follows the most ethical presidency in modern history.
Sitting in the Oval Office is the most immoral man in America. He selected like-minded men and a couple of token women as his advisers and cabinet members. So, when Kellyanne Conway, a career politician, committed an egregious violation of the ethics rule, no one was surprised when it was ignored by Trump and his cronies.
“The White House tried to claim that federal ethics rules shouldn’t apply to its employees.” The Office of Government Ethics disagrees.
“The President’s staff need to follow ethics rules — not flout them,” the letter read. “When they violate these rules, the President must impose discipline, not invent a legal fiction that these rules do not apply.”
Throughout the last months of Trump’s campaign, we became fully aware that Conway has no sense of decorum, and no concern for truth or morality. Her entire reason for becoming Trump’s “campaign manager” was to tell bigger lies and cover the outrageous lies told by Trump. The lying continues today. “Fact Checker” is busier examining statements by Trump and his cronies than they were scrutinizing FOX Noise.
This situation began when Conway appeared on “FOX and Friends.” Ivanka Trump’s clothing line had been removed from Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and other retailers. Conway blatantly ‘plugged’ Ivanka’s dresses, shoes, etc., fully aware that she was committing a violation of the ethics laws.
The biggest lie of all came from a high-ranking White House official; defending Conway’s egregious act.
“Upon completion of our inquiry, we concluded that Ms. Conway acted inadvertently and is highly unlikely to do so again. It is noted that Ms. Conway made the statement in question in a light, off-hand manner while attempting to stand up for a person she believed had been unfairly treated and did so without nefarious motives or intent to benefit personally. Both before and after receiving your letter, I personally met with Ms. Conway and advised her that her comments regarding Ms. Trump’s products implicated the prohibition on using one’s official position to endorse a product or service. Ms. Conway has acknowledged her understanding of the Standards and has reiterated her commitment to abiding by them in the future.”
Once again the fact that Trump believes that he can do no wrong, including those who work for him, has been exposed. Trump believes in “alternative facts.” The truth is his enemy, and the reason why he denounces legitimate news agencies.
Welcome to your new and degenerating America.
By James Turnage
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