3 Times Trump May Have Violated the Emoluments Clause

Trump might have violated part of the constitution designed to block corrupting foreign influences… at least three times.

Trump’s promotion of personal properties could be used against him in court

Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution (aka the emoluments clause) prohibits U.S. office holders from accepting gifts, compensation, or titles from foreign governments without the consent of the U.S. Congress.

By attempting to host the G7 summit at the Trump National Doral Hotel. resident Donald Trump was upset that 2020’s G-7 summit won’t be held at a hotel and golf club his company purchased in 2012, the Trump National Doral in Miami, as he’d hoped it would be. And he’s tweeted about his displeasure. He’s also not the first president with a desire to meet foreign leaders on his home turf. People may remember that George W. Bush used to entertain foreign dignitaries at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, which was dubbed the “Western White House” for the amount of time he and members of his Cabinet stayed there. Among the leaders who paid the ranch a visit were Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, and Hosni Mubarak.

By continuing to profit from his Washington, D.C.-based hotel - Trump International Hotel in D.C. has raked in $80 million in profits during his presidency including over $200,000 of taxpayer money when the Secret Service used the hotel based on data from the FOIA. Hosting foreign representatives at his many properties - According to NBC News, representatives from at least 22 foreign governments have stayed at various Trump properties. A Chinese Bank pays rent at New York’s Trump Tower while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia owns an entire floor of Trump World Tower. A federal appeals court in 2019 threw out a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's ownership of a luxury hotel five blocks from the White House. It was a defeat for Maryland and the District of Columbia, who claimed that his vast holdings presented a conflict between his business profits and the nation's interest


10/24/2019 12:00 PM
  • 139.4k
  • 398


  • Maybritt B.
    18 hours

    You are not normel😦

  • Stanley A.
    19 hours

    This guy is nothing but a freaking thief

  • Chuck F.
    20 hours

    W. A. F - IDIOT

  • Christopher M.
    2 days

    Trump is evil: wicked and immoral

  • Michael L.
    2 days

    Trump is dumb

  • Carlos T.
    2 days

    🤡 it says what it does and does what it says

  • Peter J.
    2 days

    What a bullshitter I’m sure the US. Can do better than this clown..

  • Bobbie M.
    2 days

    Such an ignorant liar !!🤮👖🔥

  • Marjan A.
    2 days


  • Jennifer M.
    2 days

    Another new word he's learned. Has to keep saying it in case he forgets it.

  • Ron D.
    3 days

    So the socialist Biden and his socialist democrats want to rule perhaps they should tell us how they will deal with warmongering China Iran North Korea Russia I forgot they are in bed with them

  • Nuccio F.
    4 days

    Trump.......Rome is burning...... America should remember history...... the Fall of an Empire....Trump you have brought this on yourself.......Karma has finally caught up to you.......Love from Canada 🇨🇦

  • Silvia G.
    4 days


  • Jay K.
    4 days

    he has made America grate..trump for Prisoner 2020

  • Daniel M.
    5 days

    Your resignation would suit us all and the U.S.A would be great again.You can brag elsewhere! JS

  • Gwendolyn L.
    5 days

    pray he will get Bust for all the corruption and complict and e......

  • Scott H.
    5 days

    So what if he writes it off, you would too if you could, tell me I am wrong. No don’t can’t stand to be lied too, Trump 4 more years

  • Pamela J.
    5 days

    "It would have been great" for trump's personal bank account. We have Camp David that has seen many meetings of world leaders, but trump wouldn't profit from that.

  • Gerald J.
    5 days

    He made 1.5 billions over ten years by his tax cut!

  • Eduardo T.
    5 days

    És corno e sabes triste trump