Esquire: The President Is Tap Dancing on the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An article in Esquire reminds us that Trump continues to violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution through his failure to divest from his businesses receiving benefits from negotiations with foreign governments.

Trump has been in violation of the Constitution since the day he took office, and his defiance of the Emoluments Clause constitutes an impeachable offense.

As the article describes:

Over the weekend, you may recall, the president* leaped onto the electric Twitter machine to announce that the United States would be helping Chinese communications giant ZTE find relief from his own trade policies. Casual observers noted that the Trump Organization is involved in a huge project in Indonesia—golf courses, resorts, etc.—that is backed with $500 million from China. This came up at the Monday briefing, as did the obvious fact that the project pretty much does yet another tap-dance on the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

 When questioned about the project, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah was unable to provide any information, stating “I’ll have to refer you to the Trump Organization.”

Read the full article here in Esquire.