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Trump Bizarrely Declares Victory Over ‘Democrat Induced Witch Hunt’, Claims He Gets ‘Zero Salary’ In Bonkers Tweet

Donald Trump claims he takes zero salary

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!).”

Of course, Twitter users didn’t stay silent on Trump’s “zero salary” claim.

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