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Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
Wed Nov 23, 2016, 03:45 PM Nov 2016

Instant corruption with Trump

When or if Trump is sworn in as president in less than two months, he will immediately start profiting from his businesses around the world that have his name on them. Taking foreign money as president is a violation of the Constitution. How is this not a problem for Republicans? The only thing I can figure is that the GOP is using this as a built-in escape mechanism if they can't control Trump and they can use it as leverage to get him to do what they want. This is the most incredibly corrupt system I can imagine and it's just too crazy coming from a guy who said he wanted to "drain the swamp".

Good job GOP!

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/23/13715150/donald-trump-emoluments-clause-constitution

Article II, section I, subsection 7 of the US constitution.
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

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Instant corruption with Trump (Original Post) Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 OP
but but but emails!! but but Clinton Foundation!!!! JHan Nov 2016 #1
either they are against corruption, or they are ok with it Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #3
This incoming administration will rival the 1920's Teapot Dome scandals gohuskies Nov 2016 #2
it really sucks to know history sometimes Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #4
You are spot on gohuskies Nov 2016 #5
best I can figure is a black president who had no scandal to speak of, REALLY drove them insane Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #6
 

Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
3. either they are against corruption, or they are ok with it
Wed Nov 23, 2016, 04:05 PM
Nov 2016

but we already knew GOPers were the biggest hypocrites on the planet.

gohuskies

(1,161 posts)
2. This incoming administration will rival the 1920's Teapot Dome scandals
Wed Nov 23, 2016, 03:54 PM
Nov 2016

In addition, we are seeing see dark harbingers of Pre-WW II times where Nazi Germany and the rise of Hitler & Mussolini led to catastrophic times, only this time it is the U.S. carrying that banner. The appointments of major extreme right-wing deplorables is shocking. We are in for very tough times here. And to think it was trump who claimed things were rigged.. again more projection because his actions post-Election Day shows he is willing to tear the country apart.

 

Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
4. it really sucks to know history sometimes
Wed Nov 23, 2016, 04:07 PM
Nov 2016

this reminds me of 2000, but on steroids and shrooms. And the Bush administration was hell and filled with disaster, but people voted for this shit again? So fucked.

gohuskies

(1,161 posts)
5. You are spot on
Wed Nov 23, 2016, 06:02 PM
Nov 2016

You described the situation accurately. These are very dangerous times and are a definite threat to the country. The collusion between the extreme, nationalistic christofascist elements of conservatism plus the added external influences of Putin's government is beyond comprehension. How did we go this far off into the deep end?

 

Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
6. best I can figure is a black president who had no scandal to speak of, REALLY drove them insane
Thu Nov 24, 2016, 09:07 AM
Nov 2016

coupled with the truly pernicious influence of rightwing media

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