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Court dismisses lawsuit challenging Trump over hotel profits

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Published on July 12, 2019 with No Comments

A federal appeals court has rejected a case arguing that US President Donald Trump is unconstitutionally profiting through his hotel in Washington DC.

The case hinged on a law which bans the president from receiving “profit, gain, or advantage” from governments.

A three-judge panel ruled the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington DC, who brought the lawsuit, do not have sufficient standing to bring the case. President  Trump quickly took to Twitter to respond to the verdict. “Word just out that I won a big part of the Deep State and Democrat induced Witch Hunt,” he tweeted 

“I don’t make money, but lose a fortune for the honour of serving and doing a great job as your President (including accepting Zero salary!),” he added. The Trump International Hotel is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, just four streets from the White House. It has become a popular favourite among Republican visitors to the city. In 2018, it generated revenue of over $40.8m (£31m), according to Mr Trump’s financial disclosure forms.


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