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Trump says his sons will run his companies but stops short of handing over control to an outsider

President-elect Donald Trump, under fire for his business conflicts, said Wednesday that he will turn his company over to his sons.

"Don and Eric are going to be running the company," Trump said of his sons, who were present at the news conference where their father made the announcement. "They are going to be running it in a very professional manner and they are not going to be discussing it with me."

With more than 500 corporations, huge debts and real-estate projects all over the world, Trump’s business represents unprecedented potential conflicts with his duties as president. Ethics experts have insisted that Trump should sell all his holdings and place the proceeds in a blind trust. Handing over control to his sons would not meet the standards of a blind trust.

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