US State Department officials are increasingly concerned that President-elect Donald Trump will make America a “banana republic” by allowing his adult children to assume the role of freelance ambassadors, a report says.
“It makes us look like we’re some sort of banana republic,” one State Department official told POLITICO in a report published on Tuesday. “This is not the way that grown-up nations do things.” The report did not reveal the name of the official.
State Department employees are very upset that Trump’s children could blur the line between their business affairs and America’s foreign affairs, the report said.
Last month, Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, was seen attending a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, creating fears among some circles the president-elect’s family will wield unparalleled influence over his political duties.
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