In Trump's mind, all deals are private. 'Public interest' means nothing to him | Robert Reich

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At least a scoundrel knows when he is doing wrong. But the president is blind to the very idea of public interest

Trump has described the payments his bag man, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn’t discuss their alleged affairs with him, as “a simple private transaction”.

Last Saturday, when ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Cohen if Trump knew the payments were wrong and were made to help his election, Cohen replied “Of course … He was very concerned about how this would affect the election.”

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