CONFLICT OF INTEREST/DONALD ON DONALD: "[A]s you know, I have have a no conflict situation because I'm president, which is — I didn't know about that until about three months ago. But it's a nice thing to have.
But I don't want to take advantage of something. I have something that others don't have. Vice President Pence also has it. I don't think he’ll need it. I have a feeling he’s not going to need it. But I have a no conflict of interest provision as president. It was many, many years old. This is for presidents because they don’t want presidents –I understand. They don't want presidents getting tangled up in minutia. They want a president to run the country. So I could actually run my business. I could actually run my business and run government at the same time. I don't like the way that looks, but I would be able to do that if I wanted to.I would be the only one who will be able to do that. You can’t do that in any other capacity. But as a president, I could run the Trump Organization — great, great company — and I could run the country. I’d do a very good job. But I don't want to do that."
– “Donald Trump’s Press Conference, Annotated,” NPR.org, Jan. 11, 2017, Donald Trump, Transcript, 1/11/2017