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Worries build over Trump's private-public conflicts

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>> Donald Trump on Monday facing questions whether he's already blurring the lines between his far-flung business empire and his duties as the nation's president-elect. Argentina's La Nacion newspaper on Monday reporting that when President Mauricio Macri called to congratulate Trump, the New York mogul asked him to help with red tape delaying a Trump tower in Buenos Aires.
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Both the Trump team and the spokesmen for the Argentine president quickly shooting down the story as untrue. But it comes just days after Trump's daughter Ivanka, who controls a big slice of his holdings, raised eyebrows by sitting in on a meeting between her father and the Prime Minister of Japan.
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His first head to head with the foreign leader. Senior Adviser Kellyanne Conway forced to defend Trump on Monday at Trump Tower.>> I'm very confident he's not breaking any laws. He has many lawyers, accountants, and advisors who tell him what he must do and what he can't do.
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>> Breakingviews columnist Gina Chon is following the story.>> There's already been troubling signs about the blurring of the lines. Given the optics and his pledge of cleaning up Washington, the fact that he is meeting with certain business partners from overseas. Allowing his daughter to participate in meetings with foreign leaders when she is part of his business not his administration.
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These are all troubling signs that he really has to address.>> Also last week, three Indian businessmen who have built Trump luxury apartments in India, granted a meeting with Trump in New York. Afterwards, releasing pictures with the Trump and his eldest son Donald Jr, also a major player in the elder Trump's dealings.
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>> They said they came to expand ties with the Trump Organization now that he has been elected US President. Which obviously raises a lot of questions about the melding of those two worlds which he said he would actually separate.>> Presidents usually agree to put their personal assets in a blind trust to avoid any appearance of conflict.
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Trump putting his children in charge of the Trump Organization.>> President-elect?>> The worry, whether Trump will draw a clear enough line between his personal interests and the good of the nation.