Trump Openly Violates Emoluments Clause

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As if his Syrian blunder wasn’t enough, and his Ukraine telephone call extortion wasn’t enough, Trump is now violating the Constitution brazenly.

He has announced that next year’s G7 meeting will be held at the Trump National Doral in Miami. His acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney explains that there’s nothing wrong with this:

This was the same disastrous press conference in which Mulvaney admitted the quid pro quo extortion of Ukraine.,

Oh and Trump is inviting Putin, who was kicked out of the G7 because of Russia hacking and killing people.

Trump’s Doral resort is not a primo resort fit for hosting world leaders:

Trump’s prized Doral golf resort in Miami is crucial to his overall finances, says David Fahrenthold, who covers the Trump Organization for The Post. But, according to company documents and exclusive video obtained by The Post, the Doral resort is in steep decline.

“They are severely underperforming,” tax consultant Jessica Vachiratevanurak told a Miami-Dade County official in a bid to lower the property’s tax bill. The reason, she said: “There is some negative connotation that is associated with the brand.”

“He’s entwined his business more than any modern president with his presidency,” Fahrenthold says. “And it’s not going well.”

The Florida Health Dept shut down pools at Trump properties at least 10 times last year for health violations. There have been no inspections over the past 12 months, even though regulations require all public pools to be inspected at least twice a year.