As only Robert Reich can explain things.
Here Reich explains why emoluments are are outlawed by the constitution and how the current president violates this clause daily:
From the email accompanying this video:
Trump reversed his decision to host next June’s G-7 meeting of heads of state at Trump National Doral Miami because, he said, it would have been an impeachable offense and a violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.
No, that’s not the reason he gave. He said he reversed himself because of “Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational hostility.” In reality, Trump has been funneling government dollars into his own pockets ever since he was elected. The Doral deal was just too much corruption even for Senate Republicans to stomach.
When Vice President Pence visited the president of Ireland in September, rather than stay in Dublin he stayed 181 miles away on the other side of Ireland — at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg. Those two nights cost American taxpayers nearly $600,000 in ground transportation fees alone.
That’s not to mention that 111 officials from 65 foreign governments, 250 Trump administration officials, and 90 members of Congress have spent money at Trump properties since he took office — a clear violation of the (not phony) Emoluments Clause.
How does Trump get away with this? Our new video lays out three ways to hold our grifter-in-chief accountable.
The most important way to hold Trump accountable occurs November 3, 2020. That’s when YOU can stop Trump from making money off his presidency by voting him out of office.
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