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Trump Claims Part of Constitution is “Phony”

In a wide-ranging briefing, President Trump claimed that the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution is “phony.”

After being pressed about holding the G7 at his personal property, the president said, “you people and this phony Emoluments Clause.”

The Emoluments Clause is not fake.  In Article I of the Constitution, it reads, “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.”

The interview included a number of other strange outbursts from the President.

At one point he claimed the Emoluments Clause did not apply to him because Barack Obama has a show on Netflix. At another, he claimed he did not know his own EU Ambassador, who he personally nominated.

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