Trump Already Illegally Using his Election to Further Enrich Himself

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 21st Nov 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/huw7nvu7/
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It is against the law for any elected official to use the position to further his own business interests, but that makes no difference to Donald Trump.

Donald, this is the law you are so willingly breaking

Enshrined in the United states Constitution is the following:

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8.

"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 Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince or foreign state."

Using his office to boom his hotel business

A few weeks ago Donald Trump invited the press to meet him at his new Washington, D.C. hotel, just blocks from the White House, for a press conference. What the press learned upon its arrival at the hotel, however, was that the alleged "press conference" would be nothing of the kind. Rather, Trump talked up his hotel in glowing terms and invited the press to take a tour. The press core, livid at Trump's bait and switch tactic, walked out.

Now it turns out that last week his hotel held a reception for foreign diplomats and pitched them to use the facility during their visits to Washington. Here is how it was reported in the Washington Post:

"To many of the guests at the reception Tuesday, accepting an invitation to tour the $212 million hotel and check out the $20,000-a-night, 6,300 square-foot 'town house suite' seemed like a good idea...They left with a 'goodie bag' of chocolates and a brochure.

'Believe me, all the delegations will go there,' said one Middle Eastern diplomat who recently toured the hotel.

In interviews with a dozen diplomats...some said spending money at Trump's hotel is an easy, friendly gesture to the new president...'Why wouldn't I stay at this hotel blocks from the White House, so I can tell the new president, 'I love your new hotel!' said one Asian diplomat."

Cry for me Argentina

Donald Trump has been trying to erect an office building in Buenos Aries, Argentina for several years, but the project keeps getting held up over financing, the importation of building materials and permit requirements.

Now, according to one of Argentina's most prominent and respected journalists, Jorge Lanata, when Argentine president Mauricio Macri called Trump to congratulate him on the election, Trump asked him to deal with the permitting issues that are still holding up his project. Here is what Lanata said: "Macri called him. This still hasn't emerged but Trump asked for them to authorize a building he's constructing in Buenos Aries; it wasn't just a geopolitical chat."

Of course the mainstream media is compliant in Trump's utter disregard for the law, choosing to ignore his lawbreaking, but that's for another story.

Trump's lawbreaking and blatantly unconstitutional behavior for the express purpose of padding his own wallet will go too far one day soon, and the prediction here is that he will - sooner rather than later - be impeached for his egregious attempts to use the office of the presidency to enrich himself.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Vicky Pino
22nd Nov 2016 (#)

All of us knew a lot about D. Trump, didn't we? Even abroad he was well known and not for the better. Yet, I wonder why he's got such big number of votes. Everywhere, many people complain about their elected presidents or prime ministers, but they were voted. Such is the situation in the world that the best response to them all would be not voting at all. The financial oligarchy won't organize an election if they weren't sure that they were going to win it.

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author avatar Vicky Pino
22nd Nov 2016 (#)

Ah, I've read that he plans to build a wall between the US and Mexico. I bet it'll be his construction company to do the job!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Nov 2016 (#)

Thank you Vicky for your comments. I appreciate them all.

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author avatar Mariah
23rd Nov 2016 (#)

Wealth buys power and friends in high places..
..the said power wealth and the friends in high places fronted the massive no expense spared campaign where Trump was scripted to portray an A list showbiz personality. He also had Hilary over the political barrell with the email scandal and people bought into his world staged propaganda with their vote.
Trump has just bought himself the ace pass card to do whatever the hell he likes and to whoever he likes...whenever he feels like it.
Folk in Glasgow are totally horrified at the prospect.
Great post Steve, keep them coming

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Nov 2016 (#)

Bet he still won't be able to get that wind farm torn down that's just offshore of his golf course.

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author avatar Mariah
25th Nov 2016 (#)

ha ha.. he won't get much to go in his favour in Scotland

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
24th Nov 2016 (#)

Hi Steve ...good to see you are still around .
Nothing surprises me with the American election results ...
If you only have two 'questionable' candidates in the running ...and on hearing the pre-election speeches from both sides , what does one expect ? ( A live Reality Show comes to mind ! )
So many people have to have a hero or a celebrity to cheer on nowadays, and as has been proven in this case ... the one with the biggest mouth and largest bankroll and greatest, seeming charisma has won the day , regardless of what his future policies and the best concerns of the country may turn out to be / or not .
The world is already in a precarious state with wars and pestilence and misery for so many millions , but , I believe .... We Ain't Seen Nothing Yet !!
Without trying to sound like a Dooms-monger I do believe we are in the End Days and therefore should not be surprised at the way things are panning out . However , I , and many millions like me ,believe that everything is going forward in accordance with God's ultimate plan for the world , and that He raises up and puts down who He wants in the scheme of things ...in like way that Judas Escariot was chosen as one of Jesus' disciples so as to fulfill prophecy that would ultimately bring salvation to billions of people throughout the ages , of which I am gratefully one.
So, on that happy note ...let me wish all who have to endure whatever may come next in the big ol' US of A...
God bless and help you all ,
And Bless you also Steve and your family
Stella ><

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
24th Nov 2016 (#)

Thank you so much Stella. I always appreciate your comments. Bless you and yours on this Thanksgiving Day in America.

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author avatar Shamarie
24th Nov 2016 (#)

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Steve! I hope you had a great one. Thanks for sharing two articles about Trump. He is really stressing many people out with his nonsense!!!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th Nov 2016 (#)

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, Shamarie. Great to hear from you.

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author avatar Retired
24th Jul 2018 (#)

Well written article Steve.

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