Inauguration 2017 TRAIL GUIDE
NATION POLITICS TRAIL GUIDE

This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration:

Trump plans to donate hotel profits from foreign government payments to U.S. Treasury

Just like with conflicts of interest, he wants to do more than what the Constitution requires. So President-elect Trump has decided, and we are announcing today, that he is going to voluntarily donate all profits from foreign government payments made to his hotels to the United States Treasury. This way it is the American people who will profit.

Sheri Dillon, Trump tax attorney

Dillon made the anouncement after first saying Trump and his advisors did not believe that paying for a hotel room would fall under the so-called emoluments clause , That provision states: “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.”

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