Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Policies Serve Trump

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Policies Serve Trump

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Barton Swaim, in his commentary "No Policies? No Problem" (April 23 Forum), implied that President Donald Trump is either too ill informed or unprincipled to formulate policy. Mr. Trump is neither. He does have, and always had, policies -though he will never announce them. Policy to Mr. Trump is to do what he believes would best serve the Trump brand.

This policy may be direct, as in having the State Department promote Mar-a-Lago on its blog and the president traveling to Mar-a-Lago nearly as often as he stays at the White House and greeting $200,000 club members on the taxpayers' dime; having foreign dignitaries, who have hopes of a meeting with him, stay at his Washington, D.C., hotel; or profiting from the family businesses by pretending to turn them over to his family and then having his family in on most of his "policy" discussions. …

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