(Common Dreams) -- Surprising no one, a new report out Wednesday finds that President Donald Trump has broken his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" at every turn, and has instead turned the government over to corporate interests and enriched his bottom line.
The joint report from advocacy groups Public Citizen and Every Voice analyzes the two months since Trump took office and concludes that the new administration is mired in corruption and conflicts, while the president himself has hired the very figures he claimed he would fight—big-money donors, lobbyists, and Wall Street executives.
In fact, the administration has failed to live up to even its own "painfully inadequate" ethics standards, the groups said. That includes refusing to divest from his corporate empire, conducting private business deals overseas while decrying foreign trade, and failing to donate the Trump Organization's foreign profits to the U.S. Treasury—thereby violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, according to Public Citizen and other watchdogs.
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