Before he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump was warned about using his office to earn money for his various businesses. Trump chose not to heed those warnings and now he will be forced to reckon with the law which governs his behavior.
Trump’s newly opened hotel in Washington, D.C. is in the spotlight after numerous constitutional scholars are bringing legal action against Trump. They say that Trump is violating the constitution by profiting from his hotels were various foreign governments are sending their members to stay while visiting the nation’s capital.
One of the individuals involved in the lawsuit, Deepack Gupta, said:
The framers of the Constitution were students of history and they understood that one way a republic could fail is if foreign powers could corrupt our elected leaders.
It is not a secret that Trump has had members of his staff shilling for his new hotel, but if they continue to take that action they will likely find themselves in deep trouble.
The lawsuit in question is not being brought for monetary gain, as no damages are being sought. Instead the lawsuit is asking for a judge to force Trump to no longer accept any money from members of foreign governments who visit his hotel. It is unclear how, if the judge agrees, this would be enforced. However, now that Trump is president he must answer to those he previously attempted to ignore.