Donald Trump spoke with Bill Clinton on Tuesday. The current and former presidents argued about results of the Electoral College’s votes and other issues.
The conversation of two men created a controversial impression as they even couldn’t agree upon the initiator of the dialogue. Bill Clinton claimed it was Trump, while the president-elect mentioend on his Twitter it was Hillary’s husband who called him. Trump also added Mr Clinton congratulated him during this call after the election.
The Tuesday dialogue showed politicians have similar attitude to each other. For example, both Clinton and Trump said the opponent “doesn’t know much” in case of the behavioral pattern with voters. According to Clinton, Trump knows how to win over “angry, white men”; and president-elect claimed his former counterpart has no idea “how to get people, even with an unlimited budget, out to vote in the vital swing states ( and more)”.Trump also mentioned he and Democratic rival lost their parts of elections because they didn’t pay an appropriate attention to necessary states.
While losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than 2.8 million, Trump triumphed in the Electoral College by winning more states. The society and some politicians were upset by results and some of them took efforts to change the situation. However, the Electoral College vote that happened on Monday made Trump’s victory official. Despite the efforts of anti-Trump organizations, only two electors defected from the Republican candidate; five Democratic electors refused to vote for Clinton.
Donald Trump can be hit by the new trading law
Authors of the Stock Act think it can become a real threat to the new President, if he’ll keep his businesses. The law was passed by Congress in 2012; it says high-rank politicians, including the President, can’t use their insider knowledge to earn money.
For Trump, it all presents a special problem, especially since he has unprecedented conflicts of interest, has so far decided not to completely divest himself of his businesses and is going to leave control of his business in the hands of his children.
It means that anything he says to his children or business confidants, or any tips he gives to friends that get turned into profits can get him in trouble.
“If you tell people who work for you, or tell people you like or tell your best friend, that’s all insider trading,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the lead author of the Stock Act.