President Trump has denounced the emoluments clause (it's not clear whether he knows there are two of them) as "phony."
Of course, they are very much real, found in every copy of the U.S. Constitution, and used to restrain the actions of numerous past presidents and other officials.
The two clauses forbid the president from personally benefitting from the actions of the U.S. government, state governments, or foreign governments. Trump has so benefitted through his businesses from Day 1, the same day we launched our impeachment campaign.
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Trump claims that whatever he's done wrong, George Washington did too.
George Washington may be admired for many things, but perfection is not one of them. Any violations of the Constitution he may have committed -- and there is no question that those who created the Constitution later violated it in various ways -- provide no defense for Trump's blatant financial corruption, which is unprecedented in presidential history.
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