Donald Trump has suggested that the American people waived objections to any conflicts of interest and that the "the President can't have a conflict of interest", presumably because the 1978 Ethics in Government Act does not apply to the President. If the statute does not require Trump to sell his hotels, etc. should that settle it?
On his business: “Oh, yeah, that’s very routine. ... You people are making that a big deal — ‘the business.’ ... It’s a much bigger business than anyone thought. It’s a great business. But I’m going to have nothing to do with it.” He reiterated the position that he is not legally required to step away from his role at the company but said he wants to in order to “focus on the country.” He added: “We’ll be having a press conference sometime in early January.” (DJT - quoted by Market Watch 12/30/16)U.S. Government Ethics Chief Was Behind Those Tweets About Donald Trump, Records Show : The Two-Way : NPR