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Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on New Presidential Seal
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Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on New Presidential Seal

Date: 12/22/2017

The presidential seal has been replaced by an eagle bearing President Trump’s signature [. . .] and both sides of the coin feature Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

Some ethics experts questioned the unprecedented decision to include a campaign slogan on the coins, which are often distributed to members of the military.

“For the commander in chief to give a political token with a campaign slogan on it to military officers would violate the important principle of separating the military from politics, as well as diminishing the tradition of the coin,” said Trevor Potter, a Republican former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

Mr. Potter also leads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered in Washington, D.C.

For the full article, please visit The Washington Post's website.

Excerpt taken from the article, "It’s ‘Very Gold’: The Presidential Coin Undergoes a Trumpian Makeover" by David Nakamura and Lisa Rein for The Washington Post.

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