Donald Trump’s foreign business partners got lavish treatment during inauguration. Trump’s ongoing payments from foreign entities break the law, specifically the emoluments clause to the U.S. Constitution. At least one lawsuit has been filed over Trump’s refusal to follow the law, while Republicans in Congress continue to give him a pass.
“Donald Trump vowed to wall himself off from his business interests when he became president—but at least two of his wealthy foreign business partners attended his inauguration as VIPs, where they watched the swearing-in from prime seats, partied with Trump insiders, and posed for pictures with Trump’s children and grandchildren. Here’s just one example of their incredible access during the inaugural festivities: The wife of one of Trump’s partners, Indonesian billionaire Hary Tanoesoedibjo, posted a video from inside a vehicle driving the locked-down parade route after the ceremony, as police officers stood at attention and spectators waited behind barricades for a glimpse of the new first family.” [READ MORE]