So Trump’s chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney,
made a lot of, uh, announcements yesterday, some more illegal than others, but one of
the announcements he made that really kind of set everybody off, not just admitting to
the quid pro quo, was the fact that next year’s G seven summit is going to be held at Trump
national Doral in Miami. So Donald Trump made good on his threat earlier this summer to
hold the next G seven summit at one of his failing properties here in the United States.
This is a violation of the emoluments clause if we’ve ever seen one. And that’s exactly
what the president is doing here. And at this point, he is openly mocking the emoluments
clause of the United States constitution because he knows that he can likely get away with
it, but he doesn’t care. He wants to show everybody that he is bigger and better and
better than the law. Nobody should be okay with this. I don’t care if you’re a die hard
MAGA hat, Trump flag waving supporter. You should not be OK with this. Trump Dorau down
there in Miami has suffered a 69% operating loss since Donald Trump announced that he
was even going to run for president, and the company itself says that the reason they’re
losing so much is because of the stigma that comes along with Donald Trump. Him being out
there in the public being president has hurt that particular business. People don’t want
to come because they don’t like Donald Trump. So Trump is trying to boost this failing resort.
He’s going to bring in world leaders and they’re going to bring in all their staff and all
their security, and they’re going to rent rooms. They’re going to eat three meals a
day. They’re going to have some fun out there paying for recreational activities in all
of that money, including the U S secret service, Donald Trump’s stay, all of Trump’s staff,
all of that money is going to go back into Donald Trump’s pocket, and that’s a violation
of the emoluments clause. This is a very simple issue, folks. This is not okay. This is unconstitutional.
There are plenty of places here in the United States where this summit could be held that
are not owned by Donald Trump. He is doing this because he has no respect for the rule
of law. He has no respect for the American public and because he wants to make more money.
That is why this man ran for president. That is what he’s been doing since day one in office
and that’s what he’s doing with this G seven summit. The Democrats in Congress have to
do something about this. I know we’ve got a couple of emoluments clause lawsuits out
there. Most of them filed by outside organizations like citizens for responsibility and ethics
in Washington. They’re doing a bang up job on this, but the Democrats in Congress need
to roll this into the impeachment inquiry or at the very least, the impeachment articles
that will eventually be drafted. This is a clear cut violation of the United States constitution
and to act like it’s no big deal is to insult the constitution itself.