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Trump Scoffs at “Phony Emoluments Clause” While Complaining About G-7 Scandal

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Trump Scoffs at “Phony Emoluments Clause” While Complaining About G-7 Scandal

While defending his now-reversed decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Doral resort, President Donald Trump scoffed at the section of the Constitution that prevents federal officeholders from receiving gifts from foreign governments. “You people with this phony emoluments clause,” he said, during an interview at the White House Monday, before continuing with a different thought. “And by the way, I would say that it’s cost me anywhere from $2-to-5 billion to be president, and that’s OK, between what I lose and what I could have made.” Last month, a federal appeals court dealt Trump a legal blow when...

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