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The Latest Front Against Trump

The effort by the Left to undo the election is relentless and, let’s give them credit, very imaginative.

The latest is the salvo by two attorneys general, one from the District of Columbia and the other from Maryland, alleging that President Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution because foreigners are staying in his District of Columbia hotel.

They have standing to sue, they claim, because other hotels in their jurisdictions are being harmed because sultans and sheiks are choosing Trump’s property instead because they want to influence him.

First of all, here is the emoluments clause:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

As it reads to me, or any sane person, it’s an effort to preclude officials from accepting direct payments or gifts designed to influence them. You know, like foreign payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Bill Clinton for his speeches while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Somehow, the attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland weren’t concerned about emoluments then.

What it cannot possibly mean, unless you assume that the Founders were being absurd — which, I know, many liberals assume — is that nobody who owns a business can run for president.

It’s one thing to ask that someone who wants to be president put their assets in a blind trust. It’s quite another to tell them to liquidate their life’s work. It is ridiculous to assume that those who established this republic, who lived in an agrarian nation, thought candidates for president should sell their farms in case Canadians wanted to purchase a few ear of corn from Thomas Jefferson.

How deeply harmed could the District of Columbia and Maryland be? Do their attorneys general not have more pressing matters on their hands? Like dealing with the high crime rates in the District and Prince George’s County?

Of course they do. But out of political ambition, ideological fervor, or because they were enlisted by others, they have decided to open a new front in the war against democracy being waged by the Left.

15 thoughts on “The Latest Front Against Trump”

  1. OK. MrTrump has assets in excess of $1,000,000,000.00.
    A Prince from Saudi Arabia rents a suite in a Trump hotel, spends $20,000.
    That $20K is a rounding error for the Trump accountants.
    These attacks or whatever they think they’re doing are only to distract the President and cause him distress.
    The bullying of Donald J. Trump has gone on too long.
    We are not amused.

  2. Meanwhile…
    “President Donald J. Trump today announced his first wave of United States Attorney candidates. The United States Attorney serves as the chief Federal law enforcement officer within his or her Federal judicial district. These candidates share the President’s vision for “Making America Safe Again.” Accordingly, the President today announced his intent to nominate these individuals to serve as United States Attorney:”

  3. That’s how “justice” rolls in leftist hellholes like DC and Maryland.

    Want to know where that ultimately leads? Ask Otto Warmbier…if he ever recovers.

  4. And we know bottom feeder Schumer has met with Alex Soros (George Soros’s bratty son) and gladly accepted campaign funds from Soros. So Schumer is yet another bought and paid puppet for Soros. Emoluments by any other name, eh? If you take cash from an anti-American globalist working for foreign interests, is that a tacit violation of the emoluments clause?

    From Gateway Pundit:
    “Meanwhile, according to campaign finance records, Alex (Soros) gave more than $4.5 million to Democratic campaign committees and political action committees in 2016, of which the Senate Majority PAC, the political action committee of former Senator Harry Reid, was the largest benefactor with checks totaling $3.5 million.

    “Of the $4.5 million, $127,800 went to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and another $133,400 to the Democratic National Committee Services Corp. Maximum campaign contributions of $5,400 were doled out by Alex to various Democratic politicians, including failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former Senator Russ Feingold, Rep. Keith Ellison, and apparent alcohol lightweight Chuck Schumer.”

    “Chuck Schumer is in bed with globalists who seek to destroy our nation’s sovereignty. George Soros funds violent groups such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa and Occupy Wall Street.”

  5. And they wonder why so many people distrust politicians. It’s because they can’t conceive that regular folks (i.e., deplorables) would ever have the smarts to see through their BS.

  6. WDC and MD nothing more than progressive enclaves. Big waste of time and money. Tax payer money so no body cares. Children, absolute children.

  7. I watched one of the “Court TV Lawyers” laying this shuck and jive on the American public yesterday.
    He very carefully pronounced the word “emoluments” and explained the meaning as though speaking to a group of children on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Made me want to slap him into next week.
    Let’s face it, these liberal morons will NEVER give up the fight against DT. Knowing that, we have to be prepared to counter punch at every turn. Harass and harry the Left at every opportunity.
    At this point, I have heard enough bu!!$hi+ out of these people to last me a lifetime. I simply no longer care if what they say could even be true or not. I would automatically think “liar” even if they said the sky was blue.

  8. Do these useless AGs ever wonder how Bill & Hillary made all their dirty FOREIGN money thru the “Clinton Foundation”…?

  9. How original. this was floated in 2016 and resolved when he vested out of companies. Now its brand new? These 2 must have missed the memo Summer always has meant reruns, never thought it would come from private corporate clubs (parties)

  10. To find out who is really destroying this country, check out Organizing for Action (Obamas group) and Open Society (Soros group), and you will be shocked or maybe not.

  11. “What it cannot possibly mean, unless you assume that the Founders were being absurd — which, I know, many liberals assume — is that nobody who owns a business can run for president.”

    They’d love for that to actually be the case, and until that ‘happy day’ they’ll settle for their useful idiots believeing it’s the case.

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