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    Emoluments clause is too bothersome

    Trump has abandoned all pretense of complying.

    Not that anyone ever really believed he would. Rules are for the little people.


    Days before taking office, Donald Trump said his company would donate all profits from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury, part of an effort to avoid even the appearance of a conflict with the Constitution’s emoluments clause.

    Now, however, the Trump Organization is telling Congress that determining exactly how much of its profits come from foreign governments is simply more trouble than it’s worth.

    In response to a document request from the House Oversight Committee, Trump’s company sent a copy of an eight-page pamphlet detailing how it plans to track payments it receives from foreign governments at the firm’s many hotels, golf courses, and restaurants across the globe. But while the Trump Organization said it would set aside all money it collects from customers that identify themselves as representing a foreign government, it would not undertake a more intensive effort to determine if a payment would violate the Constitution’s prohibition on public office holders accepting an “emolument” from a foreign state.

    “To fully and completely identify all patronage at our Properties by customer type is impractical in the service industry and putting forth a policy that requires all guests to identify themselves would impede upon personal privacy and diminish the guest experience of our brand,” the Trump Organization wrote in its policy pamphlet, which the company’s chief compliance officer said had been distributed to general managers and senior officials at all of its properties.


    The Trump Organization Says It's 'Not Practical' to Comply With the Emoluments Clause

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    If he would have simply put everything into a blind trust like he should have, there would not have been even the appearance of a problem, much less an actual problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    If he would have simply put everything into a blind trust like he should have, there would not have been even the appearance of a problem, much less an actual problem.

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    Many years ago, when I got married, a wise woman gave me some advice "Never do anything you don't want to do again". I think this is the rationale of Trump with all things emolument.

    Plus I believe he really doesn't want anyone knowing who's staying at his properties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Many years ago, when I got married, a wise woman gave me some advice "Never do anything you don't want to do again". I think this is the rationale of Trump with all things emolument.
    How do you know whether or not you want to do it again before you do it the first time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Trump has abandoned all pretense of complying.

    Not that anyone ever really believed he would. Rules are for the little people.



    The Trump Organization Says It's 'Not Practical' to Comply With the Emoluments Clause
    It's "not practical", or particularly convenient, to comply with the Constituent so Trump just won't bother to?

    What...The...Fuck???
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    Trump has made $500 Million dollars since taking office. That does not include how much the tax payers have paid for his lavish vacations!

    And people are angry at me because I do not believe in a Preacher that is sucking up to Trump!

    Spare me the hypocracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    How do you know whether or not you want to do it again before you do it the first time?
    Depends on what it is. But there's a lot of precedents you are better off not setting when you get married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Depends on what it is. But there's a lot of precedents you are better off not setting when you get married.
    Lying would be a suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    It's "not practical", or particularly convenient, to comply with the Constituent so Trump just won't bother to?

    What...The...Fuck???
    Well, the Republicans certainly aren't going to press the issue. And his fans don't care, those liberal tears can wash away any shred of decency and respect for the law they have left. And he doesn't give a shit what anyone else thinks.

    So who's going to make him comply? Nobody.
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