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I thought that asking favors from foreign governments that would enhance Trump businesses was now Ivanka’s job, as part of the “I’m separating my businesses from my presidency” charade.

After all, Trump has gone to the trouble of having Ivanka sit in on his meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, just so the PM would see that Ivanka and her dad were close enough that favors done for Ivanka would be favors done for the POTUS, wink wink nudge nudge.

So why is Trump himself doing this kind of asking? Just to get in his last licks before he’s inaugurated and can’t do that anymore? Or is he going to push this envelope as much as he can and then when Congress calls him out on it, claim that he’s a newbie, didn’t know any better, and is still “learning the rules”? That’s going to get old mighty quick.