Well, that didn’t take long.
On the first full working day of Comrade Drumpf’s stint as President, he is hit with a lawsuit by the folks over at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
This lawsuit asserts that Drumpf is violating the Emoluments Clause, a constitutional provision that prohibits federal officials from accepting “any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever” from a foreign state without congressional approval.
By mere fact that members of a foreign government are staying at a Drumpf-owned hotel in Washington, D.C. (or anywhere in the world), it is enough that Drumpf is accepting an emolument (fancy name for a profit, salary, or fee) and is therefore violating the document that he swore to protect, uphold, and defend on January 20.
Stay tuned for how this legal matter works out, but hey, this isn’t the only legal game in town when it concerns Drumpf.
Drumpf is also currently engaged in litigation with Geoffrey Zakarian and Jose Andres over a restaurant deal at Drumpf’s Washington hotel.
Plus, Drumpf is being sued for defamation by Summer Zervos.
There almost would have been a third legal cloud over Drumpf’s perfect hair, but he paid out $25 million to settle class-action lawsuits against his – I don’t even know how to classify it – Drumpf University for deceptive practices.
I wonder what the record is for the number of lawsuits against a sitting occupant of the Oval Office.
P.S. Has anyone else noticed that Drumpf has not mentioned China at all on his Twitter feeds or in any of his executive proclamations. Weird, huh? Please let me know if I just happen to be missing anything.