- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t done enough to separate himself from his business empire before he takes the oath of office next week.

“I don’t think he’s done enough, and he may sink in the swamp,” Mr. Biden told NBC News. “Are you going to be president, or are you going to be a businessman? You don’t do both. You ran for the most coveted office in the world.”

He said of Mr. Trump’s pledge to drain the ethics “swamp” in Washington, “If you don’t drain it, you sink in it.”

Mr. Trump and his attorney said Wednesday that he is placing his business in a trust and leaving control up to his two eldest sons, but he’s not selling his assets. Ethics experts have called on him to sell his assets and place the proceeds in a blind trust to avoid any conflicts of interest.

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