US President Donald Trump was sued for making money from his various businesses despite getting what is due to him as the President of America.
The suit which happens to be the first lawsuit Donald Trump was getting as president was as a result of allegedly violating a clause of the constitution which denies federal office holders the power of making Money off of foreign powers.
According to what TMZ reported on the matter, US president Donald Trump was sued by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington who claimed that Trump who was a business mogul before he ran for the election was still making money from those businesses.
Some of Trump’s businesses from where he has been accused of drawing money include his reality game shows- ‘The New Apprentice’ ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Hotels among others.
The media outfit reported thus; “Donald Trump was just slapped with his first lawsuit as president, for allegedly violating a clause of the Constitution which prohibits federal office-holders from making money off of foreign powers.
“Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington just filed the suit, claiming Trump continues to make money from foreign government through his various business ties.
“The examples in the lawsuit include leases held by foreign governments in Trump Tower, room reservations in Trump’s D.C. hotel and payments from foreign governments to rebroadcast episodes of “The Apprentice” and ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’
Although, before US president Donald Trump was sued he had disassociated himself with his businesses while his sons are now running them. But Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington argued that it was not “good enough and Trump is still reaping the profits”
Recall that Us president Donald Trump was sued for various reasons even when he was the president -elect awaiting his inauguration.
But majority of the lawsuits were his alleged involvement in sexual harassment and abuse of women years before he even contested the US election.