Trump Offers Big Middle Finger to Emoluments Clause

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President Trump has announced that next year’s G7 meeting will be held at the Trump National Doral in Miami. His acting chief of staff explains that there’s nothing wrong with this:

To summarize for those of you who are a little slow, Trump won’t profit from this because he says he won’t profit from this. Any questions?

I wonder what Trump has promised Mick Mulvaney in return for being willing to say stuff like this in public? It’s gotta be something.

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