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. .>>>WE HAVE A SERIES OF>>>WE HAVE A SERIES OF MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS, WE CALL MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS, WE CALL THEM BUNG LOWS. THEM BUNG LOWS. THEY HOLD FROM 50 TO 70 VERY THEY HOLD FROM 50 TO 70 VERY LUXURIOUS ROOMS WITH MAGNIFICENT LUXURIOUS ROOMS WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS. VIEWS.>>WHAT WE HAVE ALSO IS MIAMI.>>WHAT WE HAVE ALSO IS MIAMI. AND WE HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF AND WE HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF ACRES SO THAT IN TERMS OF ACRES SO THAT IN TERMS OF PARKING, IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE PARKING, IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE THINGS YOU NEED — THINGS YOU NEED –>>IN MY OPINION I’M NOT GOING>>IN MY OPINION I’M NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY MONEY. TO MAKE ANY MONEY. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE MONEY. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE MONEY. I DON’T CARE ABOUT MAKING MONEY. I DON’T CARE ABOUT MAKING MONEY.>>THE UNITED STATES WILL HOST>>THE UNITED STATES WILL HOST NEXT YEAR’S G% SUMMIT. NEXT YEAR’S G% SUMMIT. JUST BEFORE LEAVING THIS YEAR’S JUST BEFORE LEAVING THIS YEAR’S MEETING, DONALD TRUMP MADE MEETING, DONALD TRUMP MADE SOMETHING OF A PITCH TO HOLD IT SOMETHING OF A PITCH TO HOLD IT AT HIS OWN GOLF RESORT IN AT HIS OWN GOLF RESORT IN FLORIDA, WEST OF MIAMI. FLORIDA, WEST OF MIAMI. THAT WOULD ALSO GIVE HIM THE THAT WOULD ALSO GIVE HIM THE CHANCE TO HOST VLADIMIR PUTIN AT CHANCE TO HOST VLADIMIR PUTIN AT ONE OF HIS PROPERTIES IF RUSSIA ONE OF HIS PROPERTIES IF RUSSIA WERE READMITTED TO THE G-7 OR IF WERE READMITTED TO THE G-7 OR IF TRUMP SIMPLY INVITED HIM. TRUMP SIMPLY INVITED HIM. TODAY TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT TODAY TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT INVITING THE RUSSIAN LEADER TO INVITING THE RUSSIAN LEADER TO THE SUMMIT. THE SUMMIT.>>WOULD I INVITE HIM?>>WOULD I INVITE HIM? I WOULD CERTAINLY INVITE HIM. I WOULD CERTAINLY INVITE HIM. WHETHER OR NOT HE COULD COME WHETHER OR NOT HE COULD COME PSYCHOLOGICALLY, I THINK THAT’S PSYCHOLOGICALLY, I THINK THAT’S A TOUGH THING FOR HIM TO DO. A TOUGH THING FOR HIM TO DO.>>THE PROSPECT OF A SUMMIT AT>>THE PROSPECT OF A SUMMIT AT ONE OF TRUMP’S PROPERTIES RAISES ONE OF TRUMP’S PROPERTIES RAISES ALL SORT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT ALL SORT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT MIXING HIS FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS MIXING HIS FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS AND THE PRESIDENCY. AND THE PRESIDENCY. HERE’S WHAT TRUMP AND HIS HERE’S WHAT TRUMP AND HIS ADVISERS SAID ABOUT POTENTIAL ADVISERS SAID ABOUT POTENTIAL CONFLICTS AFTER HE WON THE 2016 CONFLICTS AFTER HE WON THE 2016 ELECTION. ELECTION.>>DO YOU THINK HE’LL TURN IT>>DO YOU THINK HE’LL TURN IT OVER TO THE FAMILY OR PUT IT OVER TO THE FAMILY OR PUT IT INTO A BLIND TRUST? INTO A BLIND TRUST?>>I’M NOT READY TO REVEAL ANY>>I’M NOT READY TO REVEAL ANY OF THAT. OF THAT. PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY KNEW AND PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY KNEW AND ACCEPTED AND CELEBRATED THIS ACCEPTED AND CELEBRATED THIS BUSINESS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BUSINESS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BUILT THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE BUILT THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE LIFE. LIFE. SO NOW WE’RE WORKING ON MAKING SO NOW WE’RE WORKING ON MAKING SURE THAT ALL THOSE CONFLICTS SURE THAT ALL THOSE CONFLICTS ARE TAKEN CARE OF. ARE TAKEN CARE OF.>>HE IS SO FOCUSED ON TAKING>>HE IS SO FOCUSED ON TAKING OVER AS PRESIDENT. OVER AS PRESIDENT. THAT’S HIS ONLY FOCUS, THE ONLY THAT’S HIS ONLY FOCUS, THE ONLY THING HE’S WORRIED ON. THING HE’S WORRIED ON. HE’S COMPLETELY GETTING OUT OF HE’S COMPLETELY GETTING OUT OF THE BUSINESS, HANDING IT OVER TO THE BUSINESS, HANDING IT OVER TO THE FAMILY. THE FAMILY.>>MY TWO SONS, WHO ARE RIGHT>>MY TWO SONS, WHO ARE RIGHT HERE, DON AND ERIC, ARE GOING TO HERE, DON AND ERIC, ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING THE COMPANY. BE RUNNING THE COMPANY. THEY ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING IT THEY ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING IT IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS IT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS IT WITH ME. WITH ME.>>HERE TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF>>HERE TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS, PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OF THIS, PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OF “THE WASHINGTON POST.” “THE WASHINGTON POST.” DAVID, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. DAVID, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I WAS LOOKING AT THE LAST COUPLE I WAS LOOKING AT THE LAST COUPLE TIMES THE UNITED STATES HOSTED TIMES THE UNITED STATES HOSTED THE G-7 SUMMIT, I THINK IN 2012 THE G-7 SUMMIT, I THINK IN 2012 IT WAS AT CAMP DAVID. IT WAS AT CAMP DAVID. IN 2004 IT WAS, I THINK, IN IN 2004 IT WAS, I THINK, IN GEORGIA. GEORGIA. IT WAS NOT AT A TRUMP PROPERTY IT WAS NOT AT A TRUMP PROPERTY ANY ONE OF THOSE TIMES. ANY ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THE POSSIBILITY THAT IT WOULD BE THE POSSIBILITY THAT IT WOULD BE IN 2020, ETHICALLY, LEGALLY, IN 2020, ETHICALLY, LEGALLY, CONSTITUTIONALLY, ARE THERE CONSTITUTIONALLY, ARE THERE SPECIFIC PROVISIONS THAT COULD SPECIFIC PROVISIONS THAT COULD COME UP AGAINST? COME UP AGAINST?>>THE MOST IMPORTANT IS THE>>THE MOST IMPORTANT IS THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE IN THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH WAS THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH WAS THE ORIGINAL ANTI-CORRUPTION STATUTE ORIGINAL ANTI-CORRUPTION STATUTE IN THE CONSTITUTION. IN THE CONSTITUTION. PRESIDENTS CAN’T TAKE PAYMENTS PRESIDENTS CAN’T TAKE PAYMENTS FROM FOREIGN STATES. FROM FOREIGN STATES. AND SO BY SETTING THIS UP THIS AND SO BY SETTING THIS UP THIS WAY, TRUMP WOULD BASICALLY WAY, TRUMP WOULD BASICALLY INVITE THAT, YOU MIGHT EVEN SAY INVITE THAT, YOU MIGHT EVEN SAY COMPEL THESE FOREIGN STATES. COMPEL THESE FOREIGN STATES. HE GOT THE BUY HOTEL ROOMS, HE GOT THE BUY HOTEL ROOMS, FOOD, PUT MONEY INTO HIS POCKET. FOOD, PUT MONEY INTO HIS POCKET. TRUMP SAID THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE TRUMP SAID THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE SHOULDN’T JUST MEAN BRIBES, BUT SHOULDN’T JUST MEAN BRIBES, BUT OKAY TO DO BUSINESS WITH HIM. OKAY TO DO BUSINESS WITH HIM. IF YOU BELIEVE DOING BUSINESS IF YOU BELIEVE DOING BUSINESS WITH THE PRESIDENT IS A WITH THE PRESIDENT IS A VIOLATION OF THE EMOLUMENTS VIOLATION OF THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE, THIS IS THAT ON AN CLAUSE, THIS IS THAT ON AN ENORMOUS SCALE. ENORMOUS SCALE.>>HE SAID THAT IF THIS HAPPENED>>HE SAID THAT IF THIS HAPPENED HE WOULDN’T MAKE MONEY OFF THIS. HE WOULDN’T MAKE MONEY OFF THIS. IS THAT A CLAIM YOU’RE ABLE TO IS THAT A CLAIM YOU’RE ABLE TO CHECK AND VERIFY? CHECK AND VERIFY?>>NO.>>NO. RIGHT NOW HE SAYS THAT HIS RIGHT NOW HE SAYS THAT HIS COMPANY DO NOT WHAT IT CALLS COMPANY DO NOT WHAT IT CALLS FOREIGN PROFITS, PROFITS FROM FOREIGN PROFITS, PROFITS FROM DOING BUSINESS WITH FOREIGN DOING BUSINESS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. GOVERNMENTS. IT’S DONATED $340,000 TO THAT IT’S DONATED $340,000 TO THAT END TO THE TREASURY. END TO THE TREASURY. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE OVERALL WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE OVERALL REVENUE TRUMP GETS FROM FOREIGN REVENUE TRUMP GETS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, HOW HE CALCULATES GOVERNMENTS, HOW HE CALCULATES THAT FIGURE. THAT FIGURE. THIS IS A RESORT THAT’S IN A LOT THIS IS A RESORT THAT’S IN A LOT OF FINANCIAL TROUBLE. OF FINANCIAL TROUBLE. IT’S DECLINED A LOT UNDER IT’S DECLINED A LOT UNDER TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP. TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP. JUST PUTTING MONEY INTO IT TO JUST PUTTING MONEY INTO IT TO KEEP IT AFLOAT WOULD STILL BE A KEEP IT AFLOAT WOULD STILL BE A HUGE BOON FOR HIM. HUGE BOON FOR HIM.>>IT’S INTERESTING.>>IT’S INTERESTING. THERE’S THE QUESTION OF WHAT THE THERE’S THE QUESTION OF WHAT THE DIRECT BENEFIT OF AN EVENT OF DIRECT BENEFIT OF AN EVENT OF THIS MIGHT BE AND ALSO THE

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