Donald J. Trump is certainly a name that rings in a lot of controversy these days. As the 2016 GOP nominee, Trump has legions of people who view him as the next best thing to happen to the country, while you also have legions of people who view Trump as the end of the America as we know it.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve personally witnessed his name being brought into a conversation, only for everyone to turn hostile because of varying opinion. However you feel about the Wall Street Billionaire and TV Host, everyone has the right to express themselves as freely as they want, unless you work for Goldman Sachs.
According to AJC, the banking firm has implemented new rules that prohibit any employee to fundraise for the controversial presidential candidate. Goldman Sachs reported to CNN that endorsing the Democratic Nominee, Hillary Clinton, was still allowed, so it may sound like some form of censorship, but Goldman Sachs claims that this isn’t the case at all.
The new rules state that they forbid the banking firm’s partners from donating to any federal candidate who is also a sitting state or local official. So in short, the rules don’t forbid them from donating to Trump because of political bias, they forbid them because his running mate, Mike Pence, is a governor of Indiana.
The memo states that, “The policy change is meant to prevent inadvertently violating pay-to-play rules, particularly the look-back provision, when partners transition into roles covered by these rules.”
Some people won’t believe their reasonings, some people won’t care, but it’s situations like these that make an already heated and controversial election year like 2016, even more so.