Donald Trump was a man with fingers in many pies before he dug his tiny fist into the presidential pastry.
Mr Trump holds business interests in over 20 countries around the world, with a particular focus on the developing world, as the New York Times noted.
In particular he has outposts in India, Indonesia, and Uruguay, an analysis of his presidential campaign financial disclosures found.
In an extended interview with the New York Times, Mr Trump boasted about the global reach of his businesses, when asked about a conflict of interest with the presidency and whether his children would be trusted with the responsibilities:
I’ve built a very great company and it’s a big company and it’s all over the world.
I don’t care about my company. It doesn’t matter. My kids run it.
In a written statement on the subject, his spokesperson Hope Hicks said Mr Trump and his family were committed to addressing issues related to his financial holdings:
Vetting of various structures and immediate transfer of the business remains a top priority for both President-elect Trump, his adult children and his executives.
The Times however found a myriad of complications, which they have detailed in an extended exposé on the matter.
People have also interpreted the listing of his companies in another way:
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