Your Turn gives Beast Inside members a chance to weigh in with questions and perspectives about what’s happening in the news for a chance to be published on the homepage. Thank you to member Beth Johnston for this week’s question on whether any business-related lawsuits are currently threatening President Trump and his family.
Why are there not lawsuits against Trump and his family? I see things about how he has violated the emoluments clause (foreign diplomats paying premium prices in his hotel, for example), his family has benefited from special deals with foreign countries, etc., and yet nothing seems to be happening. Is he bulletproof? I would have thought that there’d be lawsuits against him, but nothing seems to be happening… Or maybe there is action that we don’t see?
There have indeed been lawsuits against President Trump that claim his continued ownership of a hotel business violates the emoluments clauses in the Constitution. You may not have noticed it, however, because they’ve been moving at the speed of federal courts, which is quite slow.