President-elect Trump announces plans to leave businesses - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

President-elect Trump announces plans to leave businesses

(Source: AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) (Source: AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
NEW YORK, NY (WMC) -

President-elect Donald Trump announced he will leave his business as he assumes the presidency.

Trump made the announcement in a series of tweets early Wednesday morning.

Trump said he will fully discuss the decision in a news conference on December 15 with his family in New York City.

The president-elect said though he isn't required to leave his businesses, he is doing so in order to prevent a conflict of interest and full focus on running the country.

It is unclear at this time who will assume Trump's role in the business.

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