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OOPS: ELAINE CHAO CAUGHT PIMPING HER FAMILY BUSINESS WITH CHINA
The transportation secretary thought it’d be cool to bring family members to government meetings in which they had a financial interest.

BY BESS LEVIN

JUNE 3, 2019

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/elaine-chao-china-trip-foremost

In a normal presidential administration—hell, in a normal professional setting of any kind—it would be considered inappropriate to bring one‘s family members to official work meetings and/or on business trips. But of course, the Trump administration is not normal. Rather, it‘s a family affair, the primary goal of which is to enrich Donald Trump and the people who surround him—who, among others, include his not-very-bright son-in-law.

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Donald Trump attacks Senate Republican family’s ‘substantial Chinese business holdings’

Trump derides Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to maintain a tough China stance
McConnell is married to Elaine Chao, Trump’s former transportation secretary, whose family owns a shipping firm linked to Chinese state companies

Mark Magnier
Mark Magnier in Washington
Published: 6:54am, 18 Feb, 2021

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3122118/donald-trump-attacks-senate-republican-familys-substantial-chinese

Former president Donald Trump’s unbridled attack on a powerful Senate Republican citing his wife’s business ties with China suggests he will continue to use Beijing as a cudgel against the Joe Biden administration and adversaries as he manoeuvres to retain influence, analysts and former officials said.

Trump questioned Mitch McConnell’s effectiveness, personality and credibility in a broadside on Tuesday, after the Senate Republican leader blamed him for being “practically and morally” responsible for the deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol building.

After calling McConnell “dour” and “sullen”, Trump derided McConnell’s ability to maintain a tough China stance given his family’s “substantial Chinese business holdings”.

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