Trump is now illegally claiming that his golf course in Scotland is a part of US foreign policy.
Trump is breaking the law
Donald Trump tweeted a commercial for his golf course and wrote above it:
Very proud of perhaps the greatest golf course anywhere in the world. Also, furthers U.K. relationship! https://t.co/3xTzzJH6Iq
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2019
Trump’s tweet is a violation of the federal statute that prohibits public officials from using their office for personal gain. Donald Trump is using his status as president to proclaim a for-profit golf course a part of US foreign policy so that he and his family can profit off of the publicity.
Trump is using the presidency to market his golf course
A private for-profit golf course is not foreign policy. The relationship between the United States and the UK was a strong alliance, so Trump‘s golf course did nothing to help US foreign policy. The reality is that Trump’s Scottish golf course is losing piles of money. The course hasn’t been profitable for decades. Trump is using his platform as president to try to make money for his failing business.
Trump‘s behavior is an abuse of presidential power, and almost as importantly, it serves as confirmation of what Michael Cohen said during his testimony.
Donald Trump is a man who ran for office to make his brand great, not to make our country great. He had no desire or intention to lead this nation – only to market himself and to build his wealth and power. Mr. Trump would often say, this campaign was going to be the “greatest infomercial in political history.”
He never expected to win the primary. He never expected to win the general election. The campaign – for him – was always a marketing opportunity.
Michael Cohen was right. Trump isn’t going to govern or lead. He is only here to suck the credibility out of the presidency and turn it into a marketing opportunity for Trump.
This is the type of damage that the current president is doing to our institutions that will take years to remove the Trump stink and restore honor to the Oval Office.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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