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Politics Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism

20:45  21 october  2019
20:45  21 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

G7 summit will be held at Trump's Doral resort in Florida, White House says

  G7 summit will be held at Trump's Doral resort in Florida, White House says President Trump intends to host next year's G7 conference at his Doral International Resort in Miami in June.

President Trump had faced criticism that the choice of the Trump Doral near Miami would enrich his family business. Mr. Trump also said that White House officials would begin the search for another site, adding that Camp David, where the United States last hosted the meeting, would be a possibility.

President Donald Trump still faces a similar lawsuit in Washington federal court filed by Democratic A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of payments to President Donald The suit was the first ever to claim a president violated the emoluments clause , and the appeals

President Trump on Monday dismissed criticism that his since-reversed plan to host the Group of Seven (G-7) summit at his Doral property would have led to an ethics violation.

Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo are posing for a picture: Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism© Getty Images Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism

"You people, with this phony Emoluments Clause," Trump said to reporters at the White House during a Cabinet meeting, referring to the constitutional clause that prohibits elected federal officials from receiving gifts or contributions from foreign governments.

Trump offered a lengthy defense of using his Doral resort near Miami to host next year's G-7 summit, and lashed out amid questions about the backlash to his earlier decision.

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The domestic emoluments clause explicitly prohibits the president from receiving any emolument (beyond his official salary) from any state or It is pretty apparent that Trump has repeatedly violated both clauses . For instance, foreign diplomats routinely stay at the Trump International Hotel in

WATCH Emoluments Clause : The basics. The clause prohibits American office-holders, including the president, from personally profiting from foreign governments and has been a topic of discussion since Trump took office, given his myriad business interests.

Trump insisted that he would not have profited off hosting world leaders, scores of journalists and other staff at his family's property near Miami. The president announced Saturday the White House would find a new location for the summit following criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

"It would have been the best G-7 ever," Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting, adding that he felt the eventual location would not be as good.

"I would have given it for nothing," he said. "The Democrats went crazy, even though I would have done it free."

Trump, who turned over control of his business empire to his sons but did not put his assets in a blind trust, again criticized former President Obama for his book deal and contract with Netflix, both of which were agreed to after Obama had left the White House.

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  Beto O'Rourke: Congress should block Trump from hosting G-7 at his Doral resort Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, one of the Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump in 2020, urged Republicans in Congress to envoke a clause of the Constitution that potentially would block President Trump from hosting the G-7 summit at a Trump resort in Doral, Fla. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The Trump International Hotel in Washington opened just months before Trump took office. The lawsuit alleged that the president profits from foreign and state governments who stay there. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has called the emoluments clauses "our nation's original

Trump floated the idea of hosting the next summit at his financially underperforming resort after the G7 Mulvaney's announcement immediately set off a firestorm of criticism from government Trump is already facing three separate lawsuits alleging emoluments violations. One filed by the attorneys

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced during a briefing on Thursday that the Doral resort would host the G-7 summit in June. He said the Trump family property was chosen after White House teams scouted a dozen properties as potential sites.

The announcement immediately drew backlash. Critics viewed it as a blatant effort to enrich the president's family business.

Even some Republicans had expressed unease with the decision, viewing it as difficult to defend amid an impeachment inquiry targeting Trump and the president's questionable foreign policy moves in Syria.

Trump reportedly made the decision to pick a new location following a call with Republicans on Saturday.

Democrats have long alleged that Trump has used the presidency to enrich his business empire, citing frequent stays by administration officials and foreign lobbyists at Trump branded properties.

A lawsuit filed by congressional Democrats alleging Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause is working its way through the court system.

Democrats call Trump 'increasingly brazen' in emoluments court filing, citing Doral G7 proposal .
President Donald Trump continues to show disdain for the Constitution by his suggestion to hold the G7 summit at his Doral golf resort, lawyers for more than 200 Democrats in Congress told a federal appeals court Tuesday in an emoluments lawsuit. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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