This OTYCD entry originally posted in March 2017.
Read this January 2017 thinkprogress.org piece on what truth about Trump makes him look bad to voters in red and purple states.
The Center for American Progress polled more than 1,000 voters in 14 states that tilt toward Trump and found that many have problems with the idea of Trump’s businesses taking money from foreign governments while he serves as president.
Specifically, the article states, “Seventy-one percent of voters in red or purple states think that Trump should not be allowed to receive payments from foreign governments through his businesses while he is President… Of voters who said that Trump shouldn’t be allowed to receive foreign payments while president, 54 percent said that Congress should take action to prevent it.”
The tangle of Russia scandals remain important, and we should never lose sight of the need to find out just what is going on there. But Trump’s ongoing violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution carries weight, too, and we should press for a solution that ensures that he does not profit from the office of the presidency while he is serving.
Read the ThinkProgress story:
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