Someone Projected ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ Onto Trump’s DC Hotel
President Donald Trump is facing several lawsuits filed by ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in January that alleges he violated the emoluments clause. The lawsuit claims Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign states through his hotel.
Now, a Washington, D.C. artist has decided to make his voice heard by projecting “Pay Trump Bribes Here” onto the on the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave., just blocks away from the White House.
Photos shared on social media Monday night also showed a projection of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which prohibits federal officials from taking payments from foreign governments.
“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 The Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or Foreign State,” the projected message reads.
Washington, D.C.-based artist Robin Bell posted on Twitter claiming to be behind the projections.
The apparent protest against the president appeared hours after The Washington Post first reported that Trump had divulged highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador in a meeting at the White House last week.
Current and former U.S. officials told the Post that Trump revealed information from a foreign intelligence source on “code-word information” about threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Post said.