How weak is the presidency of Donald Trump?
The very first business day after Inauguration Day, at 9:00 in the morning, Donald Trump faced a lawsuit from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, alleging that Donald Trump is in grave violation of a clause in the Constitution forbidding the President of the United States from accepting payments from foreign governments.
The legal complaint explains:
“Never before have the people of the United States elected a President with business interests as vast, complicated, and secret as those of Donald J. Trump. Now that he has been sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States, those business interests are creating countless conflicts of interest, as well as unprecedented influence by foreign governments, and have resulted and will further result in numerous violations of Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, the “Foreign Emoluments Clause.”
These violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause pose a grave threat to the United States and its citizens. As the Framers were aware, private financial interests can subtly sway even the most virtuous leaders, and entanglements between American officials and foreign powers could pose a creeping, insidious threat to the Republic. The Foreign Emoluments Clause was forged of the Framers’ hard-won wisdom. It is no relic of a bygone era, but rather an expression of insight into the nature of the human condition and the preconditions of self- governance. And applied to Donald J. Trump’s diverse dealings, the text and purpose of the Foreign Emoluments Clause speak as one: this cannot be allowed.”
The White House is submerged in open, shameless corruption. Donald Trump has no intention of stopping his flagrant violation of the highest law of the land.
It’s time for ordinary citizens to act, to speak out, to lend their voice to the call: Trump Must Go.
Here, it’s a simple lawn sign, to put out in your yard or display in your apartment window.
Get the word out. We’ve got a Crook in Chief.