President-elect Donald Trump (C) dines with Mitt Romny (R) and Reince Preibus (L) at Jean-Georges restaurant at Trump International Hotel and Tower on Nov. 29, 2016 in New York. (AFP Photo)
President-elect Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets Wednesday indicating that he is leaving business behind entirely in order to focus solely on his time in office.
Under pressure to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, Trump announced his plans in a series of tweets but did not explain exactly what he would be doing with his assets.
“I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump said.
Trump said he is not required by law to alter his relationship with his business, but added: “I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses.