Donald Trump Claimed a President Can't Have Any Conflicts of Interest

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Date Originated: November of 2016
Categories: Donald Trump
Donald Trump said that he doesn't have to cut any ties with his business empire because he claims the President "can't have a conflict of interest." His stance is reminiscent of former President Nixon's claim that "when the president does it, that means it is not illegal." The Constitutions Emoluments Clause prohibits any Federal official from accepting any payments from foreign governments, but only Congress can investigate and force the President to abide by it.
Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/trump-the-president-cant-have-a-conflict-of-interes...
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