It’s been a wild few weeks in Washington. So crazy in fact that it’s easy to imagine that you might miss something!
In the midst of all of the impeachment talks and discussion about Ukraine, the horrific events in Syria at the hands of Donald Trump and Turkey, as well as all of Trump’s antics on Twitter and at his rally in Dallas this week, something else very interesting happened — it was announced that the 2020 G-7 Summit was to be held at Trump’s Florida resort, The Hotel Doral. Convenient, huh?
Of course, WH Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney tried to make light of this, stating that:
‘Let’s be clear. There will be no profit.”
But we ALL know that is not true.
In an attempt to put a stop to Trump’s more than obvious action of illegally profiting off his presidency, Democrats Friday put forward legislation called the “THUG Act,” which would block federal funding for next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit.
According to a report:
‘Democratic Reps. Lois Frankel (Fla.), Bennie Thompson (Miss.) and Steve Cohen (Tenn.) introduced the Trump’s Heist Undermines the G-7 (THUG) Act after acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday that the Trump resort near Miami will host the annual summit of world leaders June 10-12.
‘A companion bill is being introduced in the Senate by Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.).’
In a statement to the press, Rep. Frankel said:
‘Mr. Trump is unashamed of his corruption.
‘He is abusing the office of the Presidency and violating law by directing millions of dollars of American and foreign money to his family enterprises by holding an important meeting of world leaders at his Doral resort.’
Blumenthal added that:
‘His contempt for the Constitution and American people seems boundless in profiting from his office through payments from foreign governments.
‘Our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves. Congress must act to stop this plain craven abuse of power and corruption.’
Trump would also be required by the legislation to provide Congress with documents related to hosting the event at his Florida property.
Sadly, this matter isn’t likely to be passed by the corrupt, Republican-controlled Senate, but it will go down on record as another part of the history of the worst president ever to hold office.
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