Fox News just accused Donald Trump of committing one crime that will have you red with rage
Fox News Channel is entering a new phase.
The network is echoing CNN and MSNBC during some hours of programming with aggressive anti-Trump bias.
And now Fox News just accused Donald Trump of committing one crime that will have you red with rage.
Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney recently announced next year’s G7 Summit will be hosted at Trump National Golf course in Doral.
This enraged Trump critics who falsely claimed the President was “profiting” off the Presidency.
Fox News Channel’s Judge Andrew Napolitano went even further, incorrectly claiming this violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution preventing the President from accepting gifts or titles from foreign governments.
Napolitano said, “The Constitution does not address profits, it addresses any present, as in a gift, any emolument as in cash of any kind whatever. I’m quoting the Emoluments Clause, from any king, prince or foreign state. So if this were a meeting of the governors of the United States, there would be no problem. The purpose of the Emoluments Clause is to keep the president of the United States of America from profiting off of foreign money, here we go again, not in the campaign but in some event or entity that he controls or is running. He has bought himself an enormous headache now with the choice of this. This is about as direct and profound a violation of the Emoluments Clause as one could create.”
He added, “Most respectfully, Mr. Mulvaney’s focus on profit, while it may make sense in the economic world, is not what the Framers were concerned about. They were concerned about a gift or cash coming directly or indirectly to the president of the United States, even if it’s done at a loss. Now, the president owns shares of stock in a corporation that is one of the owners of this, along with many other investors. He also owns shares of stock in the corporation that manages it. So those corporations will receive a great deal of money from foreign heads of state because this is there. That’s exactly, exactly what the Emoluments Clause was written to prohibit.”
Napolitano’s analysis is wrong on every count.
President Trump isn’t being given a gift by world leaders staying at his golf club.
They are paying the fair market rate, which actually saves the tax payers money since Doral would normally charge higher prices.