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WorldTrump rips emolument lawsuits: Being president 'costing me a fortune'

01:25  14 august  2019
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President Donald Trump talked about buying Greenland?

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President Donald Trump ’s narrow definition of an “ emolument ” failed to win him an escape from a lawsuit by almost 200 Congressional Democrats who claim the president is violating the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday denied a

But being president has cost me a fortune ; a tremendous fortune like you’ve never seen before, but at — some day I ’ll tell you what that is . Despite Donald Trump ’s claims that being president has cost him a lot of money and his denial of the allegations that he has personally profited through his

Trump rips emolument lawsuits: Being president 'costing me a fortune'© Getty Images Trump rips emolument lawsuits: Being president 'costing me a fortune' President Trump on Tuesday disputed that he's profiting off the presidency, arguing instead that lawsuits alleging he's violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution amount to "presidential harassment" and are costing him significant legal fees.

"I got sued on a thing called emoluments. Emoluments. You ever hear of the word? Nobody ever heard of it before," Trump said at a Shell petrochemical plant in Pennsylvania.

"And what it is is presidential harassment, because this thing is costing me a fortune, and I love it," Trump added. "I love it because I'm making the lives of other people much, much better."

Trump was supposed to give a speech on energy. He went way off-script.

Trump was supposed to give a speech on energy. He went way off-script. In the hour-long remarks, Trump touched on everything from his love of trucks to his assessment of his potential 2020 rivals. The meandering speech came on a day when the president had already attacked a CNN anchor, endorsed a controversial World Series hero’s potential congressional bid and defended his parroting of a conspiracy theory surrounding the apparent suicide of his onetime friend Jeffrey Epstein.

This is the first victory for plaintiffs in the three emoluments lawsuits against Trump . A federal judge in New York City ruled in December that plaintiffs in But Messitte wants a second hearing in the case, in part to examine the meaning of the emoluments clauses, which have never been considered in court.

What do emoluments have to with President Trump ? Article I , Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution prevents anyone holding an “Office” from accepting When it comes to the new President -elect, some say that Trump could violate the letter or spirit of the law if a king or foreign country spends money at

Multiple lawsuits have alleged Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which prohibits elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without Congress's approval.

Trump says he talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook about tariffs and Samsung

Trump says he talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook about tariffs and Samsung President Donald Trump said he talked to Tim Cook about tariffs and Apple's South Korean competitor Samsung. Trump said Cook made a "good case" that it would be difficult for Apple to pay tariffs, when Samsung does not face the same hurdle because much of its manufacturing is in South Korea. 

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution by refusing to divorce himself from his businesses cleared a critical hurdle The emoluments case raises basic questions that have never been litigated. Even the specific definition of an emolument is unclear.

But being president has cost me a fortune – a tremendous fortune like you’ve never seen before, but someday I ’ll tell you what that is .” It’s one of the reasons the Emoluments Clause case is proceeding apace. It’s possible that, despite all of these revenue streams, the president is still losing

A federal appeals court dismissed an emoluments lawsuit last month filed by Maryland and the District of Columbia, but a separate emoluments lawsuit brought by Democratic lawmakers is still proceeding through the court system.

The president on Tuesday again invoked a book deal that former President Obama signed upon leaving office for a reported $60 million, suggesting it was a similar issue to the emoluments cases. Trump last month called for an investigation into Obama's book deal.

However, Obama did not agree to the book deal until after he was out of the White House, and it is common for outgoing presidents to sign agreements to write memoirs. Former President George W. Bush signed a deal with Crown Publishing in 2009.

Trump's speech was billed as focused on energy and manufacturing. But the remarks quickly devolved into Trump railing against his critics, similar to a campaign rally.

Trump ‘right to stand firm’ on Paris withdrawal

Trump ‘right to stand firm’ on Paris withdrawal North Carolina congressman Mark Meadows says President Donald Trump was “right to stand firm” on his withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement. Speaking to Sky News, Mr Meadows said there was major pushback on the move and Trump was “demonised as if he didn’t want clean air or clean water - nothing can be further from the truth.” He said the president is focusing on the science unlike “left-wing extremists who go well beyond what is really science to make alarms”.

Eric Trump , an executive vice president at the Trump Organization, told the Times that the lawsuit is “purely harassment for political gain” and “sad.” For more on Donald Trump ’s potential conflicts of interest, watch Fortune ’s video: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is far from the

It's up to Congress whether President Donald Trump is in violation of the US Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, a federal judge has ruled. A separate Emoluments lawsuit , brought by New York attorney William Weinstein as a class action serving the public, was also dismissed Thursday by

At one point, the president began mocking those who have accused him of using the presidency to boost his business.

"This thing is costing me a fortune being president," Trump said. "Somebody said, 'oh he might have rented a room to a man from Saudi Arabia for $500.' What about the $5 billion I'll lose?"

There's no evidence to support Trump's claim that the presidency has cost him billions. He has refused to release his tax returns, making it difficult to accurately assess his wealth. But his latest financial disclosure forms show his properties earned tens of millions of dollars in the past year.

Watchdogs have raised concerns about the president's decision not to put his company in a blind trust, noting that lobbyists, foreign officials and political insiders may frequent his businesses to earn favor with the administration.

Still, Trump insisted that legal fees to defend against numerous lawsuits are costing him dearly.

"I don't care. You know, if you're wealthy it doesn't matter," he said in Pennsylvania. "I just want to do a great job."

Ann Coulter Suggests Donald Trump Should Be Charged for Employing Undocumented Migrant Workers.
Coulter previously wrote a book entitled "In Trump We Trust" back in 2016, but has since soured on the president. The major political issue for the right-wing commentator was cracking down on undocumented immigration and building a wall at the southern border of the U.S. with Mexico. As time has passed without immigration policies that are hardline enough in her opinion, Coulter has steadily lashed out at Trump, predicting that he will be beat by a Democratic opponent in 2020. The article re-tweeted by Coulter was titled "Another Trump double standard hurting the poor and minorities.

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