Trump Bizarrely Declares Victory Over ‘Democrat Induced Witch Hunt’, Claims He Gets ‘Zero Salary’ In Bonkers Tweet
President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Wednesday saying that he won big after the conservative Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to throw out a case that accused him of violating the Constitution for receiving foreign money through his D.C. International Hotel.
The lawsuit, brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., claimed that earnings from the hotel and its related businesses violated prohibitions against receiving benefits from foreign governments, the U.S., or individual states.
The complaint claimed that by maintaining ownership of his businesses, Trump earned “millions of dollars in payments, benefits, and other valuable consideration from foreign governments and persons acting on their behalf, as well as federal agencies and state governments.” The Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits people holding office from accepting “any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state” without congressional consent.
The Fourth Circuit ruled that D.C. and Maryland could not properly bring such a case against Trump because they did not establish that they suffered any harm that justified the lawsuit, and ordered the lower court to dismiss the complaint.
Trump took to Twitter to celebrate.
“Word just out that I won a big part of the Deep State and Democrat induced Witch Hunt,” Trump wrote. “Unanimous decision in my favor from The United States Court of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit on the ridiculous Emoluments Case. I don’t make money, but lose a fortune for the honor of serving and doing a great job as your President (including accepting Zero salary!).”
….serving and doing a great job as your President (including accepting Zero salary!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2019
Of course, Twitter users didn’t stay silent on Trump’s “zero salary” claim.
This is an actual cost of just Trump’s ⛳️ golf ($102 million cost to taxpayers). Additionally, there are millions of 💰 where he and his family are getting from various sources. So working for nothing means jack poop 💩 pic.twitter.com/X8W30TwpwC
— jeanne fisher (@jeannefisher17) July 10, 2019
— ƖMMƠƦƬƛԼ ❤ ԼƠƔЄ (@Imm0rtal_L0ve) July 10, 2019
Zero salary of $400K……and 108 million spent on golf pic.twitter.com/TlQFIoj2OK
— jasonvanem (@SAGAFTRAGuy) July 10, 2019
The tax payer is paying you in back handers via your own businesses that you visit – outweighs any salary
— Yorkshire (@milnerh2310) July 10, 2019
— Bad Wolf (@BadWolf4022) July 10, 2019
OOh weee – Donald "saves" the world because he claims to not accept his yearly salary of $400,000. MEANWHILE, have y'all tallied up how much money WE, the American Taxpayer, have had to SHELL OUT to benefit HIS crooked a$$ in the last two years? Nothing to brag about, CON MAN.
— Christine Peace (@bobbitz57) July 10, 2019
— uhmmm (@uhmmm25144200) July 10, 2019
You accept egregious compensation in forms other than salary. You are not doing a "great" job.
— Mary Beth Roland (@MaryBethRoland) July 10, 2019
— Capernicus (@capernicis) July 10, 2019
— donna vaughan (@runnnempty5) July 10, 2019
Your largely supportable a billionaire you don't need payment
But you get payment by all the golfing trips you take and the PR of you golfing resorts
Worth far more than a mear presidents salary …
Please save the pity me BS 😷
— Bullet the blue sky (@brianypaul) July 10, 2019
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