Selling his empire would cost Trump money. A lot of it.
Neil Shapiro was quoted in Politico regarding the difficulties President-elect Trump is facing while addressing his conflicts of interest by separating his business interests from the public’s interest. Some critics suggest that Trump should liquidate his assets or take his company public, but regardless of what choice he makes, the process will be complex and costly. Shapiro said, “This would be an extraordinarily difficult situation. It would certainly be unprecedented in terms of somebody liquidating a portfolio of this size. We’re in uncharted territories here.”