Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano says President Donald Trump's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at the Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami, Florida, next year is a "direct and profound a violation of the Emoluments Clause as one could create."
"The purpose of the Emoluments Clause is to keep the president of the United States of America from profiting off of foreign money," Napolitano told Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Wednesday.
"Not in the campaign, but in some event or entity that he controls or is running," he added. "This is about as direct and profound a violation of the Emoluments Clause as one could create."
Napolitano also slammed Mick Mulvaney's insistence Trump would not profit from the agreement.
"Most respectfully, Mr. Mulvaney's focus on profit, while it may make sense in the economic world, is not what the framers were concerned about," Napolitano said. "They were concerned about a gift or cash coming directly or indirectly to the president of the United States, even if it's done at a loss.
"Now, the president owns shares of stock in a corporation that is one of the owners of this, along with many other investors. He also owns shares of stock in the corporation that manages it. So, those corporations will receive a great deal of money from foreign heads of state because this is there."
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