Remember the Constitution’s emoluments clause? The Democrats certainly do not.
I must admit that this is quite surprising. Any random weekday throughout the first two years of former President Donald Trump’s administration, MSNBC viewers were likely to see Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 8 of the Constitution.
“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”
Translated into Common Core English, this roughly means: Don’t use your office to grift from foreign countries, jerks. The implication was that this was somehow Donald J. Trump’s endgame; the man who had poured rivers of his personal fortune into his presidential campaign and turned his last name from the stamp of ostentatious luxury into a divisive political tripwire had really just mounted this whole exercise so he could bequeath Trump hotels in Moscow, Jeddah and Pyongyang to Jared and Ivanka. (Or whatever.)
The media establishment’s four years of intensive financial archaeology failed to unearth any proof of the legendary city of Trump Emoluments.
Meanwhile, less than two years after Trump left office, his successor sold 950,000 barrels of petroleum from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese oil business related to his miscreant son Hunter, and, well, what are emoluments?
Some conservatives, such Texas Representative Troy Nehls, an outspoken Republican who labeled the action “impeachable,” have not forgotten what it signifies.
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