Trump Dropped the Ball on Paperwork to Officially Resign From Several Businesses
OVER HIS LONG career in business, Donald Trump took a minimalist approach to ethics. He stiffed contractors, dodged creditors, slapped his name on projects that he had almost nothing to do with, and treated his federal tax bills like parking tickets. He did the bare minimum, in other words, to avoid being hauled into court as a cheat.Trump made little effort to hide his scofflaw attitude during the campaign. Instead, he framed it as a strength. Dodging taxes “makes me smart,” he bragged during a televised debate. If he’d chosen to pay up, the money “would be squandered.” And, unlike every major-party presidential candidate from Ronald Reagan on, Trump refused to release his tax returns.
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