President Donald Trump, who swore to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” called the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution “phony” on Monday, just two days after he backed off holding the 2020 G-7 at Trump National Doral due to “Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility.”.
"You people with this phony Emoluments Clause," Trump tells assembled media questioning him about attempt to put G-7 at his own resort.
The Emoluments Clause is in Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution.
Trump would know that if he read the Constitution himself.
The Emoluments Clause at Article I, Section 9:.
In recent days and months, two federal appellate courts revived lawsuits claiming that the president has been unlawfully profiting off of his office.
It’s been reported that Trump changed his mind on Doral not because of the Democrats and the media but because of criticism from Republicans. »