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Political scientist sees risk of 'corruption' in President Trump's Nordstrom tweet

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Political scientist Mark Smith says President Donald Trump's tweet against Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom is one form of corruption.

"It's using public office to enrich yourself or your family members," Smith told KUOW's Kim Malcolm.

"We've been able to avoid that for most of our history."

Check out the audio to hear what the University of Washington professor says about the economic cost to the nation.

Read more about Smith's comments on the topic.

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