Donald Trump: Being President ‘costing me a fortune’

Speaking in Pennsylvania, Trump said that he’s being sued over emoluments. “Had you ever hear of the word?” he asked the audience.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 14, 2019 11:42
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Donald Trump: Being President ‘costing me a fortune’

U.S. President Donald Trump . (photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was subjected to ‘presidential harassment’ due to allegations that he is exploiting the power of his office for profit, The Hill reported.
 


Trump argued that serving in the office of president has been costing him "a fortune” – before adding that he “loves it” because he’s making the “lives of other people much, much, better.”
 
An emoluments lawsuit against Trump submitting by Democrat lawmakers is currently in the court.
 
Speaking in Pennsylvania, Trump said that he’s being sued over emoluments. “Had you ever hear of the word?” he asked the audience.

According to the Title of Nobility Clause in the constitution – also known as the Emoluments Clause – those who are employed by the Federal Government are not allowed to accept gifts, nobility titles or offices from other countries or rulers without Congressional approval. 


Emoluments are returns arising from one's office or employment, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. 

Trump attempted to argue that former president Barak Obama might also be guilty of emoluments for a book deal earning him $60 million. However, the deal was made after Obama left office. 
 
Trump refused to release his tax returns, making his claim that being president is costing him billions difficult to evaluate. 
 







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