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Now for This Drama-Queen Democratic Ado about the Doral

October 19, 2019 - 6:00am
Trump National Doral
Trump National Doral

The typical collective over-the-top outcry from the left -- the one that comes to anything President Trump enacts or simply announces -- was working overtime this week.

No doubt you heard: The latest hectoring came after the president declared the next G7 Summit, set for June 2020, will be located at Trump National Doral in South Florida. That the resort is a property owned by the president has the Democrats, the mainstream media, anyone with a patina of #Resistance in their biographies shrieking for dear life.

The primary complaint is that the president is attempting to profit off the event; therefore, here they all come invoking the little-grasped Constitutional component known as the Emoluments Clause. The EC primarily forbids political leaders from accepting “any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” The reason the Doral/G7 issue is a factor is the secondary “Domestic EC”, which pertains to benefits received from the federal government beyond compensation for services.

At the recent Democratic debate, this was invoked anew, even ahead of the Doral announcement. Bernie Sanders announced his desire for impeachment, as a result of the supposed emoluments violations. He expressed disdain over someone profiting while in office. Bernie Sanders said that. Sanders, the man who had to recently alter his campaign stump speeches where he was railing about “millionaires and billionaires,” to now only be angry at “billionaires.” This is due to the realization that Sanders, who has never held a private sector job, has become a millionaire himself with 3 homes, while being a career politician.

It’s only wrong for other politicians to get rich while in office, we surmise.

The hilarity over all of this emoluments screeching is that it is hardly a new concept with the president. There has already been action taken in three separate court cases involving Trump and this Constitutional component. One was brought up by the left-wing legal outfit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The main complaint was, other businesses could not compete fairly against those owned by the president.

Another case was brought by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. The contention was that the Trump hotel was taking business away from other similar businesses in that region, and since the president had not properly divested ownership, we have an emoluments violation. The third suit is downright laughable. Two hundred Democratic members of Congress brought suit stating they should have been permitted to vote on allowing the president to accept emoluments before he allegedly received alleged emoluments. 

This is the most bizarre of all because in no way was Congress prevented from voting on such. It was essentially a partisan group of congress members going to court because the body entire never brought a vote to bear. Being the legislative branch and asking the court to rule on a legislative concept is more than a stretch -- it is embarrassing. But that's the reality of all of these efforts. The courts have dismissed each one of them.

Even without emolument claims, there are multiple efforts being made to go after the attempt to stage the G7 Summit at Doral. Ben Crystal, host of "Last Stop on the Right," says he has sources inside the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation who say they have already been contacted by reporters from CNN and The Washington Post, demanding records from recent restaurant and hotel inspections of Doral.

David Farenthold, also of WaPo, has already contacted the mayor of the City of Doral because he wasn't contacted ahead of time about the Summit. Congress is already drafting resolutions, and a phalanx of journalists are sure to be descending on South Florida to ferret out any and all dirty nuggets they can about this facility. Now, ask yourself: Were the Summit to be hosted in another locale, would this much immediate mobilization be taking place? Of course not.

Any time prior to a Trump facility being employed for government use, there have been no revenues received beyond costs. Trump has forfeited his salary as president, and since taking office his holdings have actually dropped in value. This would be just another hurdle in proving Donald Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause -- when he is losing more than $100 million as president.

Brad Slager, a Fort Lauderdale freelance writer, wrote this story exclusively for Sunshine State News. He writes on politics and the industry and his stories appear in such publications as RedState and The Federalist.

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The democRAT party should be reclassified as a terrorist organization.

And everyone who doesn't believe like you in Glorious Leader Trump is a traitor, correct . . . . . . . . . libel, plagiarism (see nearly identical comment being plagiarised below). . . . . . how many laws do you want to break today? . . . . . . . Trumpites . . . . . lying, stealing, cheating . . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

And everyone who doesn't believe like you in Glorious Leader Obozo is a traitor, correct . . . . . . . . . libel, plagiarism (see nearly identical comment being plagiarized below). . . . . . how many laws do you want to break today? . . . . . . . Obozoites . . . . . lying, stealing, cheating . . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

Soooo original ! . . . . . . . . especially from one who doesn't even know who they are . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

Oops! Sorry for the duplicate posts.

Another imposter . . . . . and here I thought SSN was going to stop this nonsense . . . . . . maybe I should just start signing in as Nancy Smith or Brad Slager and let rants go where they wish . . . . . . . . . . . doppelgangers . . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . . .

Brad . . . the constitutional lawyers out there are laughing at you . . . . you seem to be in absolute denial about the two enmolument clauses in the Constitution . . . . . try getting educated for once, from an independent Constitutional lawyer, expert on the Constitution and its meaning . . . . and please try to avoid Trump-like sources who declared the clauses "phony", like Trump. . . . . . . . . . . . denial is so . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

When the moron realized (probably with help) that key Republicans in the Senate were critical of the really stupid Doral move - he changed his mind. BUT - he WILL do something incredibly stupid - stupider than Doral - to get even! Just watch! But, in the meantime DO YOUR JOB, Republicans! Get rid of this schlump! You put him into office - NOW - GET HIM OUT!

Yeah, he has lost $100 million because he says so. You are as dumb as you look. Where did you get that factual information, from his tax returns? Baahaahaa... The law is the law fool. No one is a above the law, even if they think they are... Being concerned about this is an absolute non-issue for anyone who evens remotely believes in the law and the constitution. Some don't, I guess...

It’s unbelievable the amount of utter hatred and hypocrisy thrown from the left to TRUMP. Lefties cannot fathom that president trump actually has America’s best interest at heart! Hunter Biden and daddy should both be in prison. Nancy Pelosi isnt following impeachment protocol. Let’s have a floor vote Nancy??? Oh wait, dems can’t win in 2020 so they will impeach on absolutely NOTHING! ALL POLITICIANS SUCKEN ME! They are all money hungry and power hungry hypocrites.

The democRAT party is a terrorist organization.

Well, Collena, He IS a racist. He is corrupt. He is a draft-dodger. He is a pathological liar. He is an acknowledged cheater. He is egomaniacal and a very poor example as a person, an ostensible Christian, and as president. Any ONE of those things could engender "hate" in ANY thinking, reasonable, and responsible person. This clod is a cancer on America and a cancer on the ideals of democracy and law! He is, however, PERFECTLY SUITED to be the head of a low-life crime family!

Well, Collena, Slick Willie IS a racist. Slick Willie is corrupt. Slick Willie is a draft-dodger. Slick Willie is a pathological liar. Slick Willie is an acknowledged cheater. Slick Willie is ego-maniacal and a very poor example as a person, an ostensible Christian, and as president. Any ONE of those things could engender "hate" in ANY thinking, reasonable, and responsible person. Slick Willie is a cancer on America and a cancer on the ideals of democracy and law! Slick Willie is, however, PERFECTLY SUITED to be the head of a low-life crime family!

and the award for "Stupidest Person on the Planet" goes to Charlotte Greenbot.

and the award for "Stupidest Person on the Planet" goes to Charlotte Greenbot.

and the award for "Stupidest Person on the Planet" goes to Jack Foster.

Projection on Hunter while the entire trump gangster family make millions. the twists and turns can fool some, but not everyone.

Except for that small detail about them losing $100 million, this was spot-on analysis.

Did the $100 million loss come from the tax records Trump said he would like to release several years ago? He is certainly transparent - you can see right through him.

Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle!

Antifa troll

Republicans have become fasicists - led by a moronic fascist dictator - and you should be thankful that there are anti-fascists ('antifa' to you) out there to rid this country of those fascists - just like the anti-fascists saved Italy from Benito Mussolini!

DemocRATs have become fasicists - led by a moronic fascist left-wing dictator - and you should be angry that there are democrat-fascists ('antifa' to you) out there to stain this country with their fascism - just like the democrat-fascists cursed Italy with Benito Mussolini!

Jerry & Bobby Warner, sittin on a fence, trying to make gobbledegook into common sense.

Hope you are negotiating your plea agreements, "Anonymous". At least I have a real name.

No, your real name is bot

You are welcome to Google - if you really want to know.

And you are welcome to STFU with your fascism

Wow Brad, just Wow!...……….Thanks for again proving how morally bankrupt the repub party has become you stoop to this...……...And we all know how you'd be howling had a dem did this...…………..Just the advertising value of it would be in the millions...………….Just how many laws does Trump have to break before you admit he does?...…...Not even talking about the last month fiascos, Trump has multiple trails coming up including several criminal cases and now maybe more...……...And Barr, others could easily go down with him that didn't report it as they all obstructed justice by covering it up or knowing about it, a felony.

"Morally bankrupt". After using up all the other name-calling and pejorative adjectives available - "morally bankrupt" is undoubtedly the best description available of Trump and those who support him. The 2020 election will turn on whether there are more morally bankrupt voters in this country - or more moral voters. Hopefully, it's the latter - overwhelmingly.

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