Ex-Ethics Chief Breaks Down Why The Donald Trump-Turnberry Story Is Such A ‘Big Deal’

The previous head of the U.S. Workplace of Authorities Ethics used a prolonged Twitter thread to elucidate what he believes must be the true concern about U.S. army personnel staying at President Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in Scotland.

Walter Shaub wrote Friday that the main target shouldn’t be on whether or not Trump had ordered anybody to remain there, which he doubted, and even on when anybody first stayed there. As a substitute, he mentioned, it was to do with “the questions raised by these trips.”

“Has [Trump] created a culture where officials believe he wants people to stay at his properties?” requested Shaub, who served below former President Barack Obama after which Trump for six months till he resigned in July 2017.

“We can see how many of his appointees perceive an expectation to socialize after hours at Trump hotel (an activity that was not traditionally common at that level of the exec branch),” he famous.

“He dispatches his VP and appointees to speak to his paying customers. He tweeted that officials who stayed at Turnberry showed ‘good taste,’” Shaub continued. “He takes his appointees on his frequent trips to his luxury resorts. He touts those resorts frequently. He’s bidding on the G7 Summit.”

Shaub claimed it was “implausible” to say it was a coincidence that army personnel stays at Turnberry had risen since Trump took workplace, a growth that’s being investigated by each the Air Drive and the Home Oversight Committee.

It “degrades the ethical culture of government” and “damages our standing in the world and our effort to preach anticorruption efforts to developing countries,” he added.

“Bottom line: Turnberry is a big deal because it’s a symptom of a problem in an administration that is anything but transparent,” Shaub concluded.

Take a look at Shaub’s full thread right here:

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