NEW YORK (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump is appearing to deny that he is using the powers of his future office to benefit his businesses worldwide.
Trump took to Twitter Monday night to say it was “well-known” that he has properties across the globe. He blamed the media for raising questions about them.
He has said repeatedly that he will leave his company to his children and have no interest in it. Trump’s three adult children are also playing key roles in his transition.
Trump also tweeted that he believes Nigel Farage, leader of the “Leave” movement that propelled the United Kingdom to quit the European Union, would do “a great job” as Great Britain’s ambassador to the United States.
Trump has yet to hold the traditional news conference that previous presidents-elect have done within days of winning on Election Day.
In a video posted to Youtube Monday Trump told the American people that he is assembling a Cabinet made up of “patriots.”
Trump said his agenda “will be based on a simple core principle: putting America first.”
He also reiterated a number of his promises for the first 100 days of his administration, including vows to negotiate new trade deals, remove regulations on businesses and establish a five-year ban on executive officials becoming lobbyists.
Notably missing from his promises is his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act and his vow to build a southern border wall with Mexico.