Professor Zephyr Teachout was quoted in Mic regarding the possibility that President-elect Trump will not divest his businesses, which may be a violation to the Constitution.
Teachout agreed with the need for a solution.
“The minute he’s in office, the Trump Organization will be receiving payments from foreign governments and that’s an instant violation,” she said. “It’ll call into question every one of our trade and military agreements.”
“Trump’s choice not to sell is really a slap in the face to our constitutional protections against foreign corruption,” said Fordham’s Teachout, adding that presidential divestment amounts to “a fundamental law of our republic.”
Teachout pointed to the example of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to show what happens when a businessman assumes office without divesting.