So Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named a Philippine real estate mogul as "special trade representative" to the United States. The real estate mogul just happens to also be leasing the Trump name for a new luxury high-rise in Manilla. Do you see a problem with that, bee-yotch? If you do, please face your 2 x 3-foot, framed color lithograph of Herr Trump, and get over it.
Last night, Trump tweeted sweet advice to British Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to appoint Nigel Farage, the U.K. Independence Party leader and one of the architects of the successful Brexit campaign, as Great Britain's ambassador to the United States. Farage, another of those alt-right types, only with a British accent, campaigned with and for Trump in Mississippi earlier this year.
Everything Trump does, from encouraging foreign delegations to rent expensive rooms in his Washington Trump hotel to allowing his National Security advisor Michael Flynn to lobby for Turkey financial interests, suggests that the president-elect intends no separation whatsoever between his self-interest and what might pass as "the good of the American people."