FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OCTOBER 8, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform released documents showing that, through his hotel in D.C., President Trump received an estimated $3.7 million from foreign governments while in office—de facto bribes specifically prohibited by the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.
Stand Up America Founder & President Sean Eldridge responded to the news:
“The President of the United States owes his allegiance to the American people and the Constitution. Trump’s willingness to quietly pocket millions of dollars from foreign governments while president is not just corrupt—it’s unconstitutional.
“There is no doubt that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Trump’s abuses of power and foreign entanglements. We must demand more from the President of the United States. Congress should swiftly pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act to codify the Constitution’s ban on emoluments and ensure that future presidents put the American people first.”
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