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.
Obama profited from selling his book while he was president. Are you telling me no foreign officer bought his book while he was president? The
emoluments clause does not forbid foreign officers to send money to the president in an unofficial capacity, only if they are doing so representing
the foreign government to the president.
The emoluments clause forbids the president accepting
emoluments from foreign governments. How can a president accept
something if he
does not know he got that thing? Obama didn't know when a foreign officer bought his book when he was president. Trump doesn't know when a foreign
officer stays at his hotel when he is president. When the president doesn't know he got it, he cannot accept
it, and cannot be influenced with
a favor. The keyword in the emoluments clause is accepting
, not getting, emoluments from foreign governments. You cannot accept
something if you don't know you got something. Obama didn't break the emoluments clause selling his book to foreign officers when he was president.
Trump isn't breaking the emoluments clause selling his hotel rooms to foreign officers when he is president. Like I said, they didn't accept
any emoluments from foreign governments because they don't know they got emoluments from foreign governments, which I'm pretty sure they got.
As an example, let's say I stuffed 10 bucks into your pocket without you knowing about it. Did you accept
10 bucks from me? No. You got 10
bucks from me. But since you don't know you got it, you didn't accept
edit on 14-6-2017 by allsee4eye because: (no reason