Trump Promotes A Friend’s Book – Violates Ethics Laws Again And No One Noticed (TWEETS/VIDEO)

President Donald Trump claims that he’s all about “law and order,” and yet he recently went against our constitution to help a friend get book sales. So we’d like to show that tweet to remind you of his corruption.

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One of Trump’s most famous campaign slogans was “Drain the Swamp,” which he ditched after selling it to his supporters. Now ultra-conservative commentator Eric Bolling has written a book based entirely around that slogan:

That tweet received almost 27,000 ‘likes’ and 7,000 retweets, most likely from his conservative followers. Common sense, however, should tell you that our president shouldn’t retweet it since that would be unethical.

Before anyone claims that he was just promoting his own slogan, it’s important to keep something in mind. Not only is this highly unethical.

It’s also illegal.

Emoluments Clause

Trump violated the emoluments clause which states:

“An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, and persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations. The specific prohibitions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section apply this general standard, but are not intended to be exclusive or to limit the application of this section.”

In layman terms, that means don’t use public office for private gain. Which is exactly what Trump did. Of course this is nothing new, since White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway promoted First Daughter Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing during an interview. 

So while it may induce vomiting, this is yet another reason why #TheResistance must continue to monitor Trump’s tweets.

Watch this video to learn more about Trump’s problems with the Emoluments Clause.

Feature Image Source: Screenshot Via Twitter.

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