Questions over conflicts of interest are already swirling around the Trump children. AFP / Tasos Katopodis
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Trump children's roles blur line between politics, companyNearly every morning since their father's stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump's grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the campaign office on the 5th floor? For the past year, the lines were constantly blurred between political campaign and business empire, raising questions about a possible conflict of interest between Trump's White House and his sprawling business interests.Trump said consistently during the campaign that if he won, those children would stay in New York and run his business.Trump has insisted he would build a wall between his White House and his company by placing his holdings into a blind trust, but with his children as its trustees.Trump's company is the largest business portfolio to belong to a modern sitting president.Federal ethics rules would allow Trump to run his business interests from the White House, or, perhaps more likely, influence decisions made by his children.Trump's youngest child, 10-year-old Barron, is the president-elect's current wife, Melania, is enrolled at a private Manhattan school.
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