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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:45 PM

Trump claims he's the victim of 'phony emoluments clause'

Source: Politico

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed he's receiving unfair scrutiny because of the "phony emoluments clause," as he defended his prior decision to host next year's G-7 summit at his Doral resort in Miami.

Trump over the weekend reversed himself and canceled plans to hold the meeting of world leaders at his property after numerous critics questioned whether the move would violate a Constitutional clause that forbids a president from profiting from foreign governments or receiving any money from the U.S. government except his or her annual salary.

“You people with this phony emoluments clause,” Trump said has he took questions from reporters during a Cabinet meeting.

The president was defensive of his initial decision, asserting that hosting the G-7 summit at the Trump National Doral Miami resort would have saved taxpayer money because he “would have done it for free.” Trump blamed the reversal of his decision on Democrats and the media for invoking the emoluments clause as they questioned its legality.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/21/trump-emoluments-clause-053289

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Reply Trump claims he's the victim of 'phony emoluments clause' (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Oct 21 OP
yellowcanine Oct 21 #1
progree Oct 21 #2
dlk Oct 21 #3
cstanleytech Oct 21 #4
IcyPeas Oct 21 #18
cstanleytech Oct 21 #20
klook Oct 21 #5
NurseJackie Oct 21 #6
NCjack Oct 21 #7
aggiesal Oct 21 #15
docgee Oct 21 #21
Mollyann Oct 21 #8
IronLionZion Oct 21 #9
C_U_L8R Oct 21 #10
turbinetree Oct 21 #11
Roy Rolling Oct 21 #12
AtheistCrusader Oct 21 #13
aggiesal Oct 21 #14
Scalded Nun Oct 21 #16
Blue_Tires Oct 21 #17
Talitha Oct 21 #19
orangecrush Oct 21 #22
sakabatou Oct 21 #23
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 21 #24
RGinNJ Oct 22 #26
rpannier Oct 21 #25
yellowcanine Oct 22 #31
7wo7rees Oct 22 #27
duforsure Oct 22 #28
SomewhereInTheMiddle Oct 22 #29
yellowcanine Oct 22 #30

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. Tell it to Madison and Jefferson, Trumpy.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:50 PM

2. Next he will be whining about "the phony constitution" (deliberately uncapitalized)

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:53 PM

3. Poor baby, life must be so hard...

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:56 PM

4. Somebody needs to tell the biggest twit of Twitter that it's in the Constitution.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:55 PM

18. now why isn't he known by that nickname? it's perfect

"the biggest twit of twitter"

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:23 PM

20. Well its more polite than the other word that starts with "T" :)

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:57 PM

5. Yeah, well, I'm a victim of the phony Electoral College.

Unfortunately, I don't get my own version of the Constitution, either.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:02 PM

6. It's not too late, he can still reverse his reverse.

If it's phony, then he has nothing to worry about, right?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:05 PM

7. Those G7 folks are our friends -- we are protecting them from bedbugs! nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:42 PM

15. Yup, all you have to tell the remain G6 group is ...

that the Doral is bugged.
They'll assuming spying and never check in.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:30 PM

21. It probably is.

That's where trump probably got all the dirt on his gop buddies. Never mind the Russians.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:10 PM

8. Mulvaney

Mick should tell him to just get over it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:13 PM

9. Phony constitution

The only part of it they think is real is the last part of the 2nd amendment.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:13 PM

10. The real problem is that phony oath he took.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:38 PM

11. Hey asshole.....................put this song into your head..............



November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough...................make that impeachment can't get here fast enough................with your self pity BS......................

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:41 PM

12. I've said it before and I'll say it again

These people are anarchists---the want to destroy the U.S. government and replace it with a patchwork of corporate, private companies carrying out the function of the people's government. Or nothing at all.

But first, they must destroy the U.S. Government. Then, they think they will rebuild "from the ground up" with the help of greedy businesspeople and Jeebus.

Even Jeebus thinks they are morons.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 02:53 PM

13. Well, that's true, the Amamuments clause is not a real thing.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:37 PM

14. STFU. Please put the pacifier back in his mouth n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:05 PM

16. Just when the GOP tries to get what they really want...

In through the door walks that pesky Constitution.

If it ain't in the 2nd amendment then it ain't shit.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:15 PM

17. Jesus...Fuckin'...Christ

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:58 PM

19. "You people with this phony emoluments clause"

BabyDump REALLY hates being told no.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:31 PM

22. WTAF!?!!



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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 08:50 PM

23. Trump refuses to uphold to Constitution and its amendments

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 09:25 PM

24. trumpie thought the presidency was an OJT thing.

Apparently he's never heard of the Law of the Seven Ps (It's a NAVY thing.).

Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.

I had a Master Chief that recited this to us daily. Then he'd say, "Now, go have a fine NAVY day."

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 12:21 AM

26. Damn, I think I knew that guy.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 11:56 PM

25. Camp David would be free, wouldn't it?

That's one of the places he's looking at now -- according to what I've read

What he eaves out, is that his club would have had to have been renovated for the G-7
That would have been on the taxpayers

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Response to rpannier (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:39 AM

31. No Camp David would not be free. Contractors would need to be used there as well.

And the Trump Hotel is only about 60 miles away. Why do you think that Trump immediately mentioned Camp David when the shit storm hit?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 01:30 AM

27. Where is the pic of Jesus on the trailer?! OMG! Phony Emoluments!!

Are you f'ing kidding!!!

Good God Almighty or someone special in this universe help, please!!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 04:22 AM

28. He's really saying

The Constitution and the rule of law doesn't apply to me, and I can do anything I want without consequences. Karma for him will be a amazing event to watch .

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Response to duforsure (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 07:21 AM

29. What proof has he that the laws do apply?

You and i know the laws should be applied fairly, even to the President. But so far he has gotten away with flaunting law, custom, and precedent.

So far the Republican Congressional, or at least Senate, Majority has allowed him to get away with these egregious breaches. And honestly, I do not see them making him pay for his misbehaviour by removing him from office.

That will likely come down to the US electorate.

He thinks he can get away with anything, and so far he has.

I would love to see Congress pass laws that put specific statutory limits and requirements on presidential behaviours and powers. But it will take a reasonable, far-sighted president to sign them.

I would love to see the current democratic candidates address that issue directly.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:36 AM

30. That pesky Constitution gets in the way again. FAKE NEWS!

Just like the phony clause that says (any person born in the United States is a citizen).

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