The transparency group Property of the People recently obtained receipts that show taxpayers are footing the bill when government officials stay at hotels President Trump owns. Profits for Trump's personal properties are managed by Donald Trump Jr. and held in a trust to which the President has unlimited access, which violates a Constitutional clause prohibiting the President from receiving compensation, other than his salary, from federal or state governments.
These hotel receipts indicate that President Trump is in violation of a Constitutional anti-corruption clause.
A White House National Security Council official, whose name was redacted, stayed at the Mar-a-Lago resort March 3–5, coinciding with Trump's fourth of seven visits since his inauguration.
Here's an invoice for a government official's two-night stay at Mar-a-Lago in March:
It's not just Mar-a-Lago! Here's an invoice for a four-night stay at a Trump hotel in Panama:
The internet expressed their frustrations on Twitter:
Property of the People Director Ryan Shapiro said that Trump benefits from the profits, even though the trust is controlled by his eldest son and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen H. Weisselberg.
“The constitutional violation here is unambiguous, and it belongs in any forthcoming articles of impeachment. Due to his glaring refusal to divest from his sprawling business empire, the president has no one to blame but himself.”
Did someone say impeachment? Please please please...
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