New York Magazine's Arpil 2nd edition has U.S. President Donald Trump as a pig on its cover. "Not Collusion... Not Incompetence... Not Cruelty... It's the Corruption, Stupid: Why His Self-Dealing is His Biggest Political Liability" is the story's headline.
Written by Jonathan Chait the article takes a deep dive into the swirling corruption allegations against the Trump administration, many of which surround his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is investigating whether or not Kushner used his official White House position to gain favorable business deals with foreign countries while in office or during the transition.
"Since Trump took office, his pledge to ignore his own interests has been almost forgotten, lost in a disorienting hurricane of endless news," Chait writes in an excerpt published in the Hill. "It is not just a morbid joke but a legitimate problem for the opposition that all the bad news about Trump keeps getting obscured by other bad news about Trump."
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"Not only has Trump made no effort to raise ethical standards but he and his administration have flamboyantly violated the existing guidelines," Chait writes. "Lobbyists are seeded in every agency, 'regulating' their former employers and designing rules that favor bosses over employees and business owners over consumers."